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Decoder with Nilay Patel

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Decoder is a new show from The Verge about big ideas — and other problems. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to a diverse cast of innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology to reveal how they’re navigating an ever-changing landscape, what keeps them up at night, an… read more

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Meet Austin Russell, the 25-year-old billionaire building the future of self-driving cars

March 2nd, 2021

1:00:21

Austin Russell, Luminar’s founder and CEO on why he thinks LIDAR is the future of self-driving technology, where he thinks the autonomous vehicle …

Evil Geniuses' CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson on how to run an esports company

February 23rd, 2021

1:09:09

Nilay Patel talks with CEO of Evil Geniuses about how an esports team makes money, where the industry is headed, and where she sees growth.


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CNBC’s Jon Fortt on GameStop, Robinhood, and wallstreetbets

February 16th, 2021

1:09:33

CNBC anchor Jon Fortt unpacks how the GameStop stock story was covered by the media and if technology has the ability to democratize the markets …

Black Software author on technology’s role in racial justice

February 9th, 2021

1:08:57

In this episode of Decoder, Nilay sits down with Charlton McIlwain, a professor of media, culture, and communications at NYU and the author of Black …

Venture Capitalism isn’t just for Venture Capitalists, with Arlan Hamilton

February 1st, 2021

55:42

Nilay Patel talks with venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton. Arlan founded VC fund Backstage Capital in 2015 and focuses on investing in “underestimated …

The SolarWinds hack: cyber attacks and national security with Reuters reporter Joseph Menn

January 26th, 2021

58:18

The Verge's Nilay Patel is joined by Joseph Menn, a cybersecurity reporter at Reuters and author of the new book Cult of the Dead Cow: How the …

Marques Brownlee on how to scale MKBHD while being the face of the YouTube brand

January 22nd, 2021

1:03:39

Nilay Patel talks with Marques Brownlee (MKBHD on YouTube) about building a business as a YouTuber, how content creators make money, and how to scale when you are the brand.

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Instagram’s Adam Mosseri on the future of Reels, moderation, and the responsibility of social media platforms

January 19th, 2021

1:07:07

The Verge's Nilay Patel talks with head of Instagram Adam Mosseri about how to run a creative platform like Instagram at scale while keeping users — and democracy — safe, how much responsibility the platforms have for …

Trump, Twitter, and the First Amendment, with platform moderation expert Daphne Keller

January 12th, 2021

1:01:49

In the aftermath of the pro-Trump attack on the Capitol, many online platforms, including both Twitter and Facebook, banned President Trump. In this …

The business of meatless meat with Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown

December 22nd, 2020

48:44

Today’s episode is with Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown. Nilay and Ethan discuss how the company is doing since its IPO in 2019 and how they are fairing during the pandemic. The food supply chain has seen …

How the @!#$ does advertising work, with Cadillac CMO Melissa Grady

December 15th, 2020

1:02:57

Advertising is a huge part of the economy and something we all experience everyday through various mediums. In this episode, Nilay Patel talks with Cadillac CMO Melissa Grady about how advertising has been reinvented by …

Can Substack CEO Chris Best build a new model for journalism?

December 8th, 2020

1:00:55

Nilay Patel talks to Chris Best, cofounder and CEO of Substack, the subscription newsletter startup that’s taken the media industry by storm over the past few months.

The conversation explores how Substack's business …

Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor on going back to the movies

December 1st, 2020

46:59

On this episode of Decoder, Nilay talks with Shelli Taylor, the CEO of Alamo Drafthouse. Shelli stepped into her new role as CEO during the pandemic.

Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching the new Xbox and the future of games

November 24th, 2020

1:13:48

On this week’s episode of Decoder Nilay Patel talks to Phil Spencer, the guy in charge of Xbox at Microsoft. They discuss not only the next-generation Xbox and PS5 just arriving in stores now, but how gaming itself has …

Remote learning is here to stay — can we make it better?

November 17th, 2020

1:00:23

On this week’s episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel talks with Sal Khan, the co-founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online learning platform for …

Mark Cuban on the presidency and the future of American business

November 10th, 2020

58:30

On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel interviews Mark Cuban. Mark is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, he’s a tech investor, and is on the hit show, Shark Tank. The conversation, recorded as last week’s election …

Welcome to Decoder

October 27th, 2020

3:31

It may seem like a strange time to launch a podcast about business when the pandemic has frozen so many things in place, but the future is still …

Recode Decode series finale: Vox CEO Jim Bankoff and fan-favorite guests

July 1st, 2020

1:56:03

After five years, Kara Swisher signs off as the host of Recode Decode. She and her producer Eric Johnson discuss five of the best moments in the show's 539-episode history; then, she talks with Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff …

Recode Decode: Sridhar Ramaswamy

June 29th, 2020

1:06:50

Former Google executive Sridhar Ramaswamy talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new startup, Neeva, which promises to offer paying subscribers a search engine with no ads and without selling its users' data. …

Recode Decode: Rose Marcario

June 26th, 2020

40:21

Former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's history of activism, the Facebook ad boycott that Patagonia helped start, and what she hopes it will accomplish. Marcario explains …

Recode Decode: Aminatou Sow

June 24th, 2020

54:30

Call Your Girlfriend co-host Aminatou Sow talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about upcoming book with Ann Friedman, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Sow discusses "how [she] got bamboozled into getting …

Recode Decode: Samantha Power

June 22nd, 2020

1:08:07

Harvard professor Samantha Power, the former US ambassador the United Nations, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her 2019 memoir The Education of an Idealist, what idealism looks like now in America, and the Trump …

Recode Decode: Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden

June 19th, 2020

50:59

The Hive authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how they came to write a young adult book about a social media …

Recode Decode: Symone Sanders

June 17th, 2020

51:55

Symone Sanders, a senior advisor to Joe Biden and former national press secretary for Bernie Sanders, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the 2020 campaign and her new memoir, No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power …

Recode Decode: Jason Fried

June 15th, 2020

59:59

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's new email product, Hey, which he describes as "the most ambitious and stupidest thing we’ve ever done." Fried also discusses how coronavirus …

Recode Decode: Katie Couric

June 12th, 2020

1:03:00

Katie Couric, the former host of the Today Show and anchor of the CBS Evening News, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why the current moment of …

Recode Decode: Jill Lepore

June 10th, 2020

59:05

American historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new podcast, The Last Archive, which investigates "who killed truth?" in the style of a true-crime show. Lepore …

Recode Decode: Bart Gellman

June 8th, 2020

1:04:30

Journalist and author Bart Gellman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his newest book, Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State. Gellman discusses how he got connected with Snowden ahead of …

Recode Decode: Andy Puddicombe, Robin Arzon, and Marianne Williamson

June 5th, 2020

1:11:12

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with three guests about how to take care of your mind, body, and spirit while in quarantine. Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe discusses the challenges of getting people to meditate, how …

Recode Decode: Frances Frei

June 3rd, 2020

51:45

Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the new book she wrote with her wife Anne Morriss, Unleashed: …

Recode Decode: Daniel Schreiber

June 1st, 2020

52:03

Lemonade CEO and co-founder Daniel Schreiber talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about what happens to an insurance in a crisis like COVID-19, how some of the money from Lemonade customers' premiums will be allocated to …

Recode Decode: Jon Mooallem

May 29th, 2020

51:16

New York Times Magazine writer-at-large Jon Mooallem talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his newest book, This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, A Voice That Held It Together. It tells the story of a …

Recode Decode: Phil Howard and Emily Bell

May 27th, 2020

1:02:39

Phil Howard, the Oxford Internet Institute director and author of Lie Machines, and Emily Bell, the director of Columbia University's Tow Center for …

Recode Decode: Dara Khosrowshahi

May 25th, 2020

1:08:45

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about Uber's evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic, how it's preparing for the world …

Recode Decode: Brian Chesky

May 22nd, 2020

1:10:31

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky returns to Recode Decode to talk with Kara Swisher about how the company is "going back to [its] roots" after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed its IPO; the future of travel and hospitality in a …

Recode Decode: Gene Sperling

May 20th, 2020

56:58

Former Clinton and Obama economic advisor Gene Sperling talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest book, Economic Dignity, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing attitudes toward essential labor and …

Recode Decode: Casey Newton and Louie Swisher

May 18th, 2020

1:02:59

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with the Verge's Casey Newton and her older son, Louie Swisher, about how the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine has …

Recode Decode: Jon Meacham

May 15th, 2020

50:03

Historian and bestselling author Jon Meacham talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new podcast Hope Through History, which shows how Americans endured crises such as the Great Depression and the 1918 flu pandemic …

Recode Decode: Maye Musk

May 13th, 2020

50:03

Model and dietitian Maye Musk (the mother of Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, entrepreneur Kimbal Musk, and filmmaker Tosca Musk) talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her recent memoir, A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a …

Recode Decode: Joe Walsh

May 11th, 2020

54:01

Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he tried to primary Donald Trump earlier this year, how the …

Recode Decode: Scott Galloway

May 8th, 2020

1:12:29

NYU Professor and Pivot co-host Scott Galloway returns to Recode Decode to talk about his new show on Vice TV, No Mercy, No Malice with Professor Scott Galloway. He and Recode's Kara Swisher also talk about how they …

Recode Decode: Alexis Coe

May 6th, 2020

1:06:02

Political historian Alexis Coe talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her latest book, You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington, …

Recode Decode: Alex Kantrowitz

May 4th, 2020

58:58

BuzzFeed News reporter Alex Kantrowitz talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Always Day One: How The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top Forever. He discusses how coronavirus may change consumers’ …

Recode Decode: Ryan Murphy

May 1st, 2020

1:07:22

TV producer Ryan Murphy — who created or produced shows like Glee, 911, and American Horror Story — talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new …

Recode Decode: Dave Asprey

April 29th, 2020

1:11:16

Bulletproof founder and former CEO Dave Asprey talks about the invention and current state of “biohacking," how his blog for “bulletproof executives” …

Recode Decode: Nikole Hannah-Jones

April 27th, 2020

55:40

New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the coronavirus pandemic is magnifying inequality in …

Recode Decode: Sarah Kendzior

April 24th, 2020

1:03:52

Bestselling author and Gaslit Nation co-host Sarah Kendzior talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America; what pundits get wrong …

Recode Decode: Tim Ferriss

April 22nd, 2020

1:13:05

Bestselling author, investor, and podcaster Tim Ferriss talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his advice for people coping with the coronavirus quarantine, which includes giving yourself slack for being unproductive, …

Recode Decode: Mark Cuban

April 20th, 2020

1:06:48

Investor, Dallas Mavericks owner, and Shark Tank co-host Mark Cuban talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about what capitalism and entrepreneurship looks like in a post-coronavirus world; whether he's planning to run for …

Recode Decode: Mayor London Breed

April 17th, 2020

1:06:42

San Francisco Mayor London Breed talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why she was one of the first local leaders in the US to act on the spread of covid-19, how she thinks about the slow and dishonest response from …

Recode Decode: Jeffrey Katzenberg

April 15th, 2020

1:06:07

Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the first week of the short-form video app — which was intended for on-the-go consumers, but still racked up 1.7 million downloads, even though …

Recode Decode: Sarah Frier

April 13th, 2020

56:05

Bloomberg technology reporter Sarah Frier talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram. Frier …

Recode Decode: Adam Grant

April 10th, 2020

59:55

Organizational psychologist Adam Grant, the author of "Originals" and host of the podcast "WorkLife," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the …

Recode Decode: Niall Ferguson

April 8th, 2020

58:49

Historian Niall Ferguson, the author of bestselling books such as The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new PBS series, Networld, which explores the history and …

Recode Decode: Kevin Systrom

April 6th, 2020

54:30

Instagram co-founder and former CEO Kevin Systrom talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the data analysis he has conducted and publicized about the global spread of coronavirus, and what it tells us the future looks …

Recode Decode: David Plouffe

April 3rd, 2020

1:03:13

Former Obama advisor David Plouffe — who since leaving the White House has worked with Uber, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, and Acronym — talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, A Citizen's Guide to …

Recode Decode: Stewart Butterfield

April 1st, 2020

1:00:50

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how coronavirus changed everything for Slack and its customers, the sudden transition to "work from home" across the country, and how the company is …

Recode Decode: Gary Vaynerchuk

March 30th, 2020

1:12:14

VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the impact of covid-19 on entrepreneurship, why he stopped investing in tech …

Recode Decode: Deepak Chopra

March 27th, 2020

1:02:06

Dr. Deepak Chopra talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how to cope with the global threat posed by coronavirus, the parallel "pandemic of panic," and how to not be overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. Comparing it to past …

Recode Decode: Chamath Palihapitiya

March 25th, 2020

1:07:21

Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how long it will take to recover from the coronavirus crisis, its …

Recode Decode: Ben Hubbard

March 23rd, 2020

1:02:14

Ben Hubbard, the Beirut bureau chief for the New York Times, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed Bin Salman. Hubbard explains how he started writing about Saudi Arabia …

Recode Decode: Andrew Yang

March 20th, 2020

1:04:24

Former 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the growing popularity of government programs to send money …

Recode Decode: "After Truth"

March 18th, 2020

57:06

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with three of the brains behind the new HBO documentary After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News: Director Andrew Rossi, who previously directed Page One: Inside the New York …

Recode Decode: Maggie Haberman

March 16th, 2020

1:00:05

Maggie Haberman, the White House correspondent for the New York Times, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the rest of the country has bypassed Trump's failure to lead on the coronavirus outbreak; his exposure to …

Recode Decode: Ron Klain

March 13th, 2020

1:07:36

Epidemic co-host Ron Klain, who led the White House's ebola response under President Obama, talks to Recode's Kara Swisher about how the COVID-19 …

Recode Decode: Dr. Lloyd Minor

March 11th, 2020

49:56

Dr. Lloyd Minor, the dean of Stanford University's School of Medicine, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the novel coronavirus outbreak and his …

Recode Decode: Mark Lemley

March 9th, 2020

47:59

Stanford Law School professor Mark Lemley talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about Silicon Valley's obsession with startups getting an "exit" — usually …

Recode Decode: Aicha Evans and Jesse Levinson

March 6th, 2020

1:05:19

Zoox CEO Aicha Evans and CTO Jesse Levinson talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their development of a fully autonomous robo-taxi, which will be …

Recode Decode: Dan Pfeiffer

March 4th, 2020

51:09

Pod Save America co-host and former Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again, why Bernie Sanders owes a lot to Michael …

Recode Decode: Jason Calacanis

March 2nd, 2020

1:08:16

Inside CEO and This Week in Startups host Jason Calacanis talks with Kara Swisher about the future of Uber after its troubled IPO, why one of the …

Recode Decode: Conor Dougherty

February 28th, 2020

1:03:48

New York Times reporter Conor Dougherty talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, Golden Gates: Fighting For Housing in America. He talks …

Recode Decode: Jorge Ramos

February 26th, 2020

1:01:50

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how much of the Latino vote President Trump might get in 2020, why Bernie Sanders’ comments about Fidel Castro might cost him dearly in a general …

Recode Decode: Steven Levy

February 24th, 2020

1:10:21

Technology journalist and Wired editor-at-large Steven Levy talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest book, Facebook: The Inside Story, for …

Recode Decode: Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

February 21st, 2020

1:05:50

Authors Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their latest book together, The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How …

Recode Decode: Caleb Scharf

February 19th, 2020

56:35

Caleb Scharf, the director of Astrobiology at Columbia University, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the under=discussed dangers humans would …

Recode Decode: Corey Johnson

February 17th, 2020

1:07:00

Corey Johnson, the Speaker of the New York City Council and an candidate in the 2021 mayoral race, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his planned expansion of bike, bus, and pedestrian lanes across the city, which …

Recode Decode: David Kaye

February 14th, 2020

1:01:00

David Kaye, the special rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression at the United Nations, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone by the Saudi Arabian government; why …

Recode Decode: Larry Ingrassia

February 12th, 2020

55:11

Journalist Larry Ingrassia talks with Recode’s Jason Del Rey about his new book, Billion Dollar Brand Club: How Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker, and …

Recode Decode: Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker

February 10th, 2020

1:08:40

Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new book, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's …

Recode Decode: Mark Surman

February 7th, 2020

54:03

Mozilla Foundation executive director Mark Surman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why the internet needs a "public option," how Mozilla's browser Firefox is positioning itself for the future, and the future of …

Recode Decode: Anna Wiener

February 5th, 2020

1:04:51

Anna Wiener, a contributing writer for the New Yorker and the author of the new book Uncanny Valley: A Memoir, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about …

Recode Decode: Dave Eggers

February 3rd, 2020

58:39

Writer and McSweeney's founder Dave Eggers talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest novel, The Captain and the Glory, why he chose to write a satirical novel about the Trump era, and what he's learned from …

Recode Decode: Franklin Leonard

January 31st, 2020

51:44

The Black List founder Franklin Leonard talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he accidentally created one of the most important lists in …

Recode Decode: Ezra Klein

January 29th, 2020

1:11:33

Vox.com co-founder Ezra Klein talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Why We're Polarized, the rise of systemic "zero sum" party …

Recode Decode: Annalee Newitz

January 27th, 2020

52:37

Sci-fi novelist and science journalist Annalee Newitz talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new book, The Future of Another Timeline. Newitz, who was previously a founding editor of io9 and the editor in chief of …

Recode Decode: Numa Perrier and Tiffany Tenille

January 24th, 2020

1:00:12

Numa Perrier and Tiffany Tenille, the director and star of the new Netflix film Jezebel, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about Perrier's real-life experience as an online sex worker in the 1990s and turning that into a …

Recode Decode: The L Word

January 22nd, 2020

1:08:03

The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken and actors Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, and Leisha Hailey talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their decision to reunite for a new series called The L Word: Generation Q, 10 years …

Recode Decode: Kirsten Green

January 20th, 2020

1:10:30

Forerunner Ventures founder and managing partner Kirsten Green talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the thinking behind her investments in …

Recode Decode: Ben Silbermann

January 17th, 2020

33:49

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about deliberately engineering happiness into the site, expanding into commerce, and competing with larger social and commerce tech companies. This interview …

Recode Decode: Jeanette Winterson

January 15th, 2020

1:04:39

Writer Jeanette Winterson talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her latest book, Frankissstein: A Love Story. Winterson discusses the intertwined …

Recode Decode: Jason DeParle

January 13th, 2020

53:02

New York Times reporter Jason DeParle talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century. The book draws from several decades of …

Recode Decode: Megan Rapinoe

January 10th, 2020

25:01

Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain of the US Women's National Soccer Team, returns to Recode Decode to talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about pay equity, how things have changed since the team's boozy post-World Cup tour, and …

Recode Decode: David Epstein

January 8th, 2020

56:30

Journalist and bestselling author David Epstein talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a …

Recode Decode: The Swisher family

January 6th, 2020

1:05:35

Kara Swisher convenes her brother, her sons, her mother and her fiancée to talk about their tech habits and how they get their news in a contentious election year. Topics include why her teenage sons Alex and Louie …

Recode Decode: Bruce Schneier

January 3rd, 2020

1:08:03

Security researcher Bruce Schneier talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his recent book, Click Here to Kill Everybody. He also explains why the …

Recode Decode: (Bonus) How To Save the 2020 Election

January 1st, 2020

49:38

If you like Recode Decode, we think you'll also like Function with Anil Dash. Here's a recent episode about stopping fake news ahead of the 2020 US elections.

Are social networks downplaying their complicity in the …

Best of Recode Decode: 2019

December 30th, 2019

1:05:47

Recode's Kara Swisher, her executive producer Erica Anderson, and her producer Eric Johnson discuss their favorite Recode Decode interviews from 2019 and look back at some of the year's big trends. Use the links below …

Recode Decode: Liz Plank

December 20th, 2019

1:00:34

Journalist Liz Plank talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her recent book, For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity.

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Recode Decode: Dylan Collins

December 18th, 2019

52:12

SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he got interested in children's digital privacy at a time when Silicon …

Recode Decode: Tom Steyer

December 16th, 2019

46:27

2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with Recode's Teddy Schleiefer about income inequality and the need for a wealth tax in America, what …

Recode Decode: Ben Mezrich

December 13th, 2019

1:01:35

Writer Ben Mezrich talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his latest book Bitcoin Billionaires and his previous books, including The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the movie The Social Network. Mezrich, …

Recode Decode: Margaret O'Mara

December 11th, 2019

1:02:38

Historian Margaret O'Mara talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her latest book, The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America. She explains …

Recode Decode: Neal Katyal

December 9th, 2019

1:02:52

Neal Katyal, a partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book Impeach: The Case against Donald Trump. Katyal explains why he believes the “evidence will be too strong” against …

Recode Decode: Nadav Goshen

December 6th, 2019

51:58

MakerBot CEO Nadav Goshen talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's Method X industrial printer, which Goshen says will foster innovation by making it easier to manufacture real products. He also talks about …

Recode Decode: Andrea Matwyshyn

December 4th, 2019

57:34

Andrea Matwyshyn, the associate dean of innovation at Penn State Law, talks with Kara Swisher's executive producer, Erica Anderson, about the …

Recode Decode: Deborah Rutter

December 2nd, 2019

52:03

Deborah Rutter, the president of Washington, DC's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the Center's new free immersive learning spaces, REACH, which offer visitors the …

Recode Decode: Rick Smith

November 27th, 2019

55:07

Axon CEO Rick Smith talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his company's best known product (the Taser), how it's thinking about the ethical …

Recode Decode: Barry Friedman

November 25th, 2019

1:02:00

Barry Friedman, the director of The Policing Project at New York University's School of Law, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about making police …

Recode Decode: Innovation in the midwest

November 22nd, 2019

1:02:52

Recode's Kara Swisher and her executive producer Erica Anderson talk with a panel of entrepreneurs in Valparaiso, Indiana: Sarah Hallberg, the Medical Director of Virta Health; Eric Christopher, the co-founder and CEO …

Recode Decode: Jana Messerschmidt

November 20th, 2019

1:01:22

Venture capitalist Jana Messerschmidt, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how she became a partner at Lightspeed and the co-founder of an all-female group of angel investors called #ANGELS. Messerschmidt previously …

Recode Decode: Susan Rice

November 18th, 2019

1:14:34

Susan Rice, the former US ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor under President Obama, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the "ass backwards" way President Trump has approached foreign …

Recode Decode: SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson

November 15th, 2019

56:40

Robert Jackson, one of the five commissioners on the Securities and Exchange Commission, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the SEC works and the problem with perpetual dual-class stock at companies like WeWork, …

Recode Decode: Alexis Ohanian

November 13th, 2019

1:05:04

Reddit co-founder and Initialized Capital managing partner Alexis Ohanian talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he became a "dadvocate" for paid paternity leave. Ohanian explains how the medical complications faced …

Recode Decode: Ted Baxter

November 11th, 2019

47:50

Writer and health advocate Ted Baxter talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his book, Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better. Baxter, a former managing director at the hedge fund Citadel, had …

Recode Decode: Brian Chesky

November 8th, 2019

1:11:18

Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the recent mass shooting at an Airbnb in Orinda, Calif., how the …

Recode Decode: Stephanie Ruhle

November 6th, 2019

56:26

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new podcast Modern Ruhles, the Trump voters who get overlooked by the media, …

Recode Decode: The Google walkout organizers, one year later

November 4th, 2019

59:39

In this special episode of Recode Decode, Kara Swisher checks in with some of the organizers of the Google walkout, who came on her show in November 2018 after leading a 20,000-worker protest. Later in the show, Kara's …

Recode Decode: Edward Snowden

November 1st, 2019

1:47:27

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he leaked highly classified information in 2013, why that doesn't make him a "traitor," and his new book, Permanent Record. Snowden also talks …

Recode Decode: Ben Horowitz

October 30th, 2019

1:03:55

Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of venture capital, diversity in tech, and his new book,

Recode Decode: Bill Kristol

October 28th, 2019

1:07:09

Conservative analyst Bill Kristol talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the impeachment effort against President Trump, how politics has entered a …

Recode Decode: Gary Cohn

October 25th, 2019

1:14:13

Gary Cohn, the former Director of the National Economic Council and former chief economic adviser to President Trump, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about what he's done since leaving the Trump administration, …

Recode Decode: Politics and tech onstage

October 23rd, 2019

1:00:19

Recode's Kara Swisher talks to the creators of two new plays that intersect with tech issues: Heidi Schreck, the former star and playwright of What the Constitution Means to Me, and the writer and director of Right to …

Recode Decode: Ronan Farrow

October 21st, 2019

1:02:17

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to …

Recode Decode: Ken Burns

October 18th, 2019

1:07:15

Filmmaker Ken Burns talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest documentary series "Country Music," in which he explores the history of the genre, its place in the larger American musical landscape, and the …

Recode Decode: The inside story of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

October 16th, 2019

1:04:53

Cambridge Analytica’s former business development director Brittany Kaiser talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book TARGETED: The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower's Inside Story of How Big Data, Trump, and …

Recode Decode: Rosetta Stone President Matt Hulett

October 14th, 2019

45:09

Matt Hulett, the president of education company Rosetta Stone, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the company’s pivot away from language-learning …

Recode Decode: OpenDoor CEO Eric Wu / Evite CEO Victor Cho

October 11th, 2019

58:00

Recode's Kara Swisher interviews two CEOs in this double-feature episode of Recode Decode: First, she speaks with OpenDoor CEO Eric Wu about how …

Recode Decode: "Antisocial" author Andrew Marantz

October 9th, 2019

1:07:34

Andrew Marantz, a staff writer at the New Yorker, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno‑Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. He discusses the …

Recode Decode: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina

October 7th, 2019

1:08:43

Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of HP who ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about campaigning against Donald Trump, her friendship with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, …

Recode Decode: FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub

October 4th, 2019

1:06:51

Federal Election Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the FEC works, how it tries to defend elections from foreign influence, and why the Commission is currently immobilized by a …

Recode Decode: Obama's cybersecurity chief Michael Daniel

October 2nd, 2019

1:08:37

Barack Obama's former cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel, now the CEO of the nonprofit Cyber Threat Alliance, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the state of US cybersecurity heading into the 2020 elections. …

Recode Decode: FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

September 30th, 2019

1:09:20

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, one of the FTC's two Democratic commissioners, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of antitrust problems in the tech industry, the history of pushback against the FTC for alleged …

Recode Decode: Senator Mark Warner

September 27th, 2019

1:09:19

Mark Warner, the senior US Senator from Virginia, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about several interconnected policy issues affecting the 2020 …

Recode Decode: Whistleblower Aid CEO John Tye

September 25th, 2019

55:06

John Napier Tye, the founder and CEO of Whistleblower Aid, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how his non-profit law firm helps people seeking to legally expose corruption in the government and at private companies. …

Recode Decode: Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder

September 23rd, 2019

48:13

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder, a hedge fund manager turned human rights activist and his son, Josh Browder, whose company DoNotPay helps consumers fight everything from parking …

Recode Decode: "She Said" authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

September 20th, 2019

1:10:53

New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new book, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. They talk about how Kantor and …

Recode Decode: Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman

September 18th, 2019

1:10:01

Steve Schwarzman, the CEO of the private equity firm The Blackstone Group, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence. Schwarzman — a longtime advisor to …

Recode Decode: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

September 16th, 2019

1:19:18

Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he's still running for the Democratic nomination in 2020, the threat of job automation and his proposed "robot tax," and how de …

Recode Decode: 2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson

September 13th, 2019

1:11:42

Author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020. Williamson explains why she's still in the race even though she …

Recode Decode: The Wing CEO Audrey Gelman

September 11th, 2019

49:14

Audrey Gelman, the co-founder and CEO of women's coworking space The Wing, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's new hiring network for its members, and how it can combat bias in hiring. They also discuss …

Recode Decode: Microsoft President Brad Smith

September 9th, 2019

1:10:40

Microsoft President Brad Smith talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, co-authored with Carol Ann Browne, Tools and Weapons: The Promise …

Recode Decode: Why workers need to be part of the conversation about UBI and artificial intelligence

September 6th, 2019

57:47

Former New York Times labor reporter Steve Greenhouse talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor. Greenhouse explains why worker …

Recode Decode: "The Enlightened Capitalists" author James O'Toole.

September 4th, 2019

48:34

James O'Toole, a professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his book, The Enlightened …

Recode Decode: Psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt

September 2nd, 2019

56:39

Jennifer Eberhardt, professor of psychology at Stanford University, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her most recent book, Biased: Uncovering …

Recode Decode: Lime president Joe Kraus

August 30th, 2019

1:09:45

Lime President Joe Kraus talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he came to Lime after a long career in both startups and venture capital, the company's pivot from bikes to scooters and the "unbundling of the car." …

Recode Decode: Gro Intelligence CEO Sara Menker

August 28th, 2019

59:38

Gro Intelligence founder and CEO Sara Menker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the growing field of agriculture technology and how farmers …

Recode Decode: Huawei's chief security officer in the US, Andy Purdy

August 26th, 2019

47:37

Andy Purdy, the chief security officer for Huawei Technologies USA, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher. They discuss the trade and security disputes …

Recode Decode: CDA 230

August 23rd, 2019

1:07:35

Recode's Kara Swisher convenes a panel of experts to talk about section 230 of the Communications Decency Act: cybersecurity law professor Jeff Kosseff, author of "The Twenty Six Words That Created The Internet"; lawyer …

Recode Decode: "Cult of the Dead Cow" author Joe Menn

August 21st, 2019

55:23

Writer Joe Menn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just …

Recode Decode: Index Ventures' Mike Volpi and Danny Rimer

August 19th, 2019

55:08

Mike Volpi and Danny Rimer, the co-founders of the San Francisco office of Index Ventures, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher.

In this episode:

Volpi and …

Recode Decode: Rep. Ro Khanna

August 16th, 2019

1:02:07

US Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents California's 17th district, joins Recode's Kara Swisher live onstage at Manny's in San Francisco to talk …

Recode Decode: Andreessen Horowitz's Scott Kupor

August 14th, 2019

1:07:14

Scott Kupor, the managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about his new book, Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.

In this episode:

How Kupor …

Recode Decode: Why Silicon Valley loves "biohacking" and intermittent fasting

August 12th, 2019

56:14

Inspired by the trendiness of intermittent fasting in the tech community, Kara Swisher's executive producer, Erica Anderson, talks with three eating habit experts — a biohacker, an academic, and an eating disorder …

Recode Decode: Stanford University's Larry Diamond

August 7th, 2019

57:16

Larry Diamond, a professor at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and …

Recode Decode: Rep. Lauren Underwood

August 5th, 2019

1:05:40

Lauren Underwood, the US Congresswoman who represents Illinois' 14th district, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded on …

Recode Decode: Pearson CEO John Fallon

August 2nd, 2019

54:02

Pearson CEO John Fallon talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why the company is pivoting from print to digital textbooks.

In this episode:

Fallon’s background; the publishing industry’s slow-motion embrace of the …

Recode Decode: “The Great Hack” director Karim Amer

July 31st, 2019

1:12:11

In this live interview, Recode's Kara Swisher talks with former Cambridge Analytica COO Julian Wheatland, early Facebook investor Roger McNamee, and …

Recode Decode: Megan Rapinoe

July 29th, 2019

1:04:20

On the 400th episode of Recode Decode, Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain of the US Women's National Soccer Team, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher. This live conversation was recorded at the Mobile Marketing Association CEO …

Recode Decode: Reddit CEO Steve Huffman

July 26th, 2019

1:00:41

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at Manny's in San Francisco. Huffman co-founded the company in 2005, left it in 2009, and returned in 2015 after the resignation …

Recode Decode: Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake

July 24th, 2019

1:06:05

Stitch Fix founder and CEO Katrina Lake talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of fashion, how the company has changed in the past nine years, and the rarity of female tech CEOs.

In this episode:

Lake’s …

Recode Decode: Rep. Adam Schiff

July 22nd, 2019

57:10

Congressman Adam Schiff, who represents California’s 28th district and chairs the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the 2020 election, the Russia investigation, and more.

In this …

Recode Decode: Andrew Yang

July 19th, 2019

1:08:42

Entrepreneur and Venture for America founder Andrew Yang talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his campaign to be the Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential race.

In this episode: Being "the tech candidate" during …

Recode Decode: Senator Michael Bennet

July 17th, 2019

51:47

Michael Bennet, the senior U.S. Senator from Colorado, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the intersection of social media and politics, and …

Recode Decode: Mayor Pete Buttigieg

July 15th, 2019

50:02

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his campaign for president of the United States.

In this episode: Systemic racism and Buttigieg's "Douglass Plan"; mobilizing black …

Recode Decode: Harley-Davidson CEO Matthew Levatich (Live at Code 2019)

July 12th, 2019

40:41

Harley-Davidson president and CEO Matthew Levatich talks with Recode's Kara Swisher live onstage at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: The impact of tariffs on Harley-Davidson’s global business; Trump's tweets …

Recode Decode: Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner

July 10th, 2019

1:05:42

Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her popular profiles of celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and her new novel, …

Recode Decode: Journalist Carole Cadwalladr

July 8th, 2019

1:17:44

Carole Cadwalladr, a reporter for the Guardian and Observer, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her investigations into the Cambridge Analytica …

Recode Decode: Long-Term Stock Exchange founder Eric Ries (Live at Code 2019)

July 5th, 2019

39:25

Eric Ries, the founder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange and author of The Lean Startup, talks with Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: The LTSE’s recent SEC approval; what’s the point of a …

Recode Decode: "Russian Doll" star Natasha Lyonne and Netflix content VP Cindy Holland (Live at Code 2019)

July 3rd, 2019

46:02

Actor and producer Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, Orange Is the New Black) and Netflix's vice president of original content Cindy Holland talk with …

Recode Decode: Rockfeller Foundation president Raj Shah and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon (Live at Code 2019)

July 1st, 2019

1:05:49

In these interviews from the 2019 Code Conference, Rockfeller Foundation president Raj Shah and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon talk with Recode's …

Recode Decode: Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian (Live at Code 2019)

June 28th, 2019

45:18

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: How the Boeing 737 Max crashes affect the aviation industry; innovations in airplanes in …

Recode Decode: MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito

June 26th, 2019

55:59

Joichi "Joi" Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about engineers who over-simplify the world's problems, the …

Recode Decode: Instagram's Adam Mosseri, Facebook's Andrew Bosworth, and former tech insiders on the outside (Live at Code 2019)

June 24th, 2019

1:03:06

In these live interviews from the 2019 Code Conference, Casey Newton first talks to Instagram boss Adam Mosseri and Facebook's head of AR and VR, Andrew "Boz" Bosworth; then; later in the show, he interviews three …

Recode Decode: Fair Fight Action founder Stacey Abrams and CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo (Live at Code 2019)

June 21st, 2019

59:03

Georgia politician Stacey Abrams and her former campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo, now the co-founders of Fair Fight Action, talk with Recode's Kara …

Recode Decode: RAICES immigration activists Jonathan Ryan and Erika Andiola (Live at Code 2019)

June 19th, 2019

39:01

Jonathan Ryan and Erika Andiola, the CEO and chief advocacy officer at RAICES, talk with Vox.com's Ezra Klein at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this …

Recode Decode: Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy (Live at Code 2019)

June 17th, 2019

51:58

Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon's cloud computing service AWS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2019 Code Conference.

In this episode: How Jassy came to work at Amazon 22 years ago; how Jeff Bezos has changed in …

Recode Decode: Twitter's Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour (Live at Code 2019)

June 14th, 2019

51:36

Vijaya Gadde, who leads the legal and trust and safety teams at Twitter, and Periscope co-founder Kayvon Beykpour, who's now the company's head of product, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka at the 2019 …

Recode Decode: The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan

June 12th, 2019

1:03:48

Mehdi Hasan, a columnist at the Intercept and host of its weekly podcast Deconstructed, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher.

In this episode: How Hasan …

Recode Decode: CNN's Jim Sciutto

June 10th, 2019

1:02:09

CNN's chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America.

In this episode: Sciutto’s …

Recode Decode: Michele Madansky

June 5th, 2019

49:12

Media market research consultant Michele Madansky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about The Elephant in the Valley, her study into the prevalence of …

Recode Decode: Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani

June 3rd, 2019

46:19

Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the challenges facing women in the tech industry and what everyone can do to make progress happen faster.

In this episode: The 60 Minutes problem; …

Recode Decode: Susan Hockfield

May 31st, 2019

58:33

Former MIT president Susan Hockfield talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next …

Recode Decode: Investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case and talent agent Scooter Braun (Live)

May 29th, 2019

1:08:48

In these live interviews recorded at the 2019 SALT Conference in Las Vegas, Recode's Kara Swisher talks to investors Mark Cuban and Steve Case about the future of entrepreneurship and talent agent Scooter Braun about …

Recode Decode: DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg

May 27th, 2019

58:32

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher in this live conversation recorded at Made By We in New York City.

In this episode: What DuckDuckGo does; why Weinberg started the company; contextual …

Recode Decode: Facebook’s former security boss Alex Stamos and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams (Live)

May 24th, 2019

49:51

Alex Stamos, the former Chief Security Officer at Facebook, and Ev Williams, the co-founder of Twitter and CEO of Medium, talk with Recode's Kara …

Recode Decode: Anand Giridharadas

May 22nd, 2019

57:15

Winners Take All author Anand Giridharadas talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher in this live conversation recorded at Made By We in New York City. 

In this episode: Why Giridharadas wrote the book; the Sackler family; why …

Recode Decode: Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse

May 20th, 2019

1:00:36

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about bringing legitimate financial institutions into the formerly-sketchy world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

In this episode: Garlinghouse's …

Recode Decode: “Good to Great” author Jim Collins

May 17th, 2019

1:05:16

Jim Collins, the author of business books such as Built to Last and Good to Great, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest work, Turning …

Recode Decode: Preet Bharara

May 15th, 2019

1:07:56

Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and host of the podcast Stay Tuned With Preet, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher.

In this episode: Bharara’s background; digital crime and the …

Recode Decode: Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter

May 13th, 2019

1:19:24

In this live conversation recorded at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Recode's Kara Swisher talks with Ash Carter, the former …

Recode Decode: Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes

May 10th, 2019

57:43

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his recent New York Times op-ed, "It's Time to Break Up Facebook."

In this …

Recode Decode: Esther Wojcicki

May 10th, 2019

53:45

Author and journalism educator Esther Wojcicki, Silicon Valley’s “mother of dragons,” talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, How to …

Recode Decode: Sam Harris

May 8th, 2019

1:42:27

Writer and podcaster Sam Harris talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his views on Islam, social media, and President Trump.

In this episode: Harris’ background; why he wrote his first book; the controversy around his …

Recode Decode: Tristan Harris

May 6th, 2019

1:06:59

Tristan Harris, the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the latest problem he and his peers are …

Recode Decode: Scott Galloway

May 3rd, 2019

1:04:28

NYU professor and Pivot co-host Scott Galloway talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Algebra of Happiness.

In this episode: Galloway’s past books; why the new book is about happiness; don’t listen to …

Recode Decode: Mayor London Breed

May 1st, 2019

1:20:30

San Francisco Mayor London Breed talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at Manny's in the Mission District.

In this episode: How does Breed feel about being mayor?; her biggest priority, the …

Recode Decode: Trash in space, diversity in STEM and artificial meat at TED 2019

April 29th, 2019

1:06:46

Kara Swisher's executive producer, Erica Anderson, talks with four TED Fellows at the 2019 TED Conference in Vancouver. In this collection of …

Recode Decode: Journalist Julia Angwin

April 26th, 2019

47:38

Julia Angwin, the former editor-in-chief of The Markup, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live podcast recorded in Washington, DC.

In this …

Recode Decode: Why thinking about your death five times a day is good for you

April 24th, 2019

46:19

WeCroak co-founder Hansa Bergwall talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his mobile app, which reminds users of death five times a day. 

In this episode: Why thinking about death is good for you; how WeCroak got started; …

Recode Decode: Why tech is "flunking" the diversity test

April 22nd, 2019

1:02:31

Venture capitalist and prominent activist Freada Kapor Klein, the founder of Kapor Capital, talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about diversity in tech and impact investing.

In this episode: In this episode: Kapor …

Recode Decode: Ford CTO Ken Washington

April 17th, 2019

1:10:07

Ford CTO Ken Washington talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about AI and autonomous vehicles in this live interview recorded at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.

In this episode: The current state of autonomous …

Recode Decode: PBS CEO Paula Kerger

April 15th, 2019

55:20

Paula Kerger, the president and CEO of PBS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of public media as President Trump is trying to cut its …

Recode Decode: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

April 12th, 2019

51:38

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about breaking up Big Tech, immigration, hate speech, and more.

In this episode: Foreign influence on the 2016 election; protecting future …

Recode Decode: "The Uninhabitable Earth" author David Wallace-Wells

April 10th, 2019

56:51

Journalist David Wallace-Wells talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.

In this episode: How Wallace-Wells got to writing about climate change; common …

Recode Decode: Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford

April 8th, 2019

1:04:56

AI Now Institute founders Meredith Whittaker and Kate Crawford talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about artificial intelligence in this live interview recorded at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.

In this episode: What …

Recode Decode: Valerie Jarrett

April 3rd, 2019

1:04:35

Valerie Jarrett, who was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward.

In this …

Recode Decode: Ashton Applewhite

April 1st, 2019

45:59

Writer and activist Ashton Applewhite talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism."

In this episode: What society gets wrong about aging; a realistic picture of …

Recode Decode: Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram

March 27th, 2019

54:44

Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of daily news podcasts and the future of the medium.

In this episode: How Rameswaram got into public radio and then podcasting; why

Recode Decode: Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton and Deeds Not Words founder Wendy Davis (live at SXSW)

March 25th, 2019

1:09:41

Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton and Deeds Not Words founder Wendy Davis talk with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview from South by …

Recode Decode: dtx CEO Tim Armstrong and Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra (live at An Evening With Code Commerce)

March 23rd, 2019

1:30:47

In this episode, you'll hear two interviews from the latest edition of An Evening With Code Commerce in Las Vegas: First, the dtx company CEO Tim Armstrong talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey about his …

Recode Decode: Richard Walker

March 20th, 2019

57:06

Historian and urbanist Richard Walker, a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his latest book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay …

Recode Decode: Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition (Live at SXSW 2019)

March 18th, 2019

1:04:31

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by Southwest 2019.

In …

Recode Decode: Senator Amy Klobuchar

March 16th, 2019

1:08:45

Amy Klobuchar, the senior U.S. Senator from Minnesota who is running for the Democratic Party's nomination in the 2020 presidential race, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South by …

Recode Decode: Kathy Griffin

March 13th, 2019

1:04:53

Comedian Kathy Griffin talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the notorious photo shoot that got her investigated by the Secret Service — and her new self-financed stand-up special, A Hell of a Story.

In this episode: …

Recode Decode: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki

March 11th, 2019

34:57

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at Lesbians Who Tech in San Francisco.

In this episode: Why YouTube turned off comments for tens of millions of videos recently; …

Recode Decode: Hudson's Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes

March 9th, 2019

42:09

Hudson's Bay Company CEO Helena Foulkes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at An Evening With Code Commerce in Las …

Recode Decode: Laurene Powell Jobs

March 6th, 2019

34:04

Laurene Powell Jobs, the founder of the Emerson Collective, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about journalism, VR, and activism.

In this episode: Why …

Recode Decode: Chamath Palihapitiya

March 4th, 2019

1:09:24

Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about an “identity crisis” that pitted his wealth and fame against personal happiness and relationships.

In this episode: …

Recode Decode: News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern

March 2nd, 2019

51:57

David Chavern, the president and CEO of the nonprofit News Media Alliance, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about advocating on behalf of journalists in Washington, D.C.

In this episode: How Chavern got to the News Media …

Recode Decode: Lora Haddock

February 27th, 2019

44:24

Lora DiCarlo CEO Lora Haddock talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the process of designing an innovative new sex toy for women — and the fight to get mainstream acceptance for her invention.

In this episode: Why …

Recode Decode: Rhizome artistic director Michael Connor

February 25th, 2019

50:48

Michael Connor, the artistic director of the digital art community Rhizome, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the group's museum exhibit, "The Art Happens Here," and the future of art made on the internet.

In this …

Recode Decode: Shoshana Zuboff

February 20th, 2019

53:27

Harvard Business School professor emerita Shoshana Zuboff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: …

Recode Decode: IAC chairman Barry Diller

February 18th, 2019

1:04:42

Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC and the Expedia Group, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the state of the tech and media industries, problematic people in power and why Diller is building a new public park in New …

Recode Decode: Center for Democracy and Technology CEO Nuala O'Connor

February 13th, 2019

53:24

Nuala O'Connor, the CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the group she leads is lobbying the …

Recode Decode: "Zucked" author Roger McNamee

February 11th, 2019

1:14:52

Elevation Partners founding partner Roger McNamee talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.

In this episode: Transitioning from tech optimist to critic; the 1990 …

Recode Decode: “The Mastermind” author Evan Ratliff

February 6th, 2019

53:02

Journalist and Pop-Up Magazine co-founder Evan Ratliff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, The Mastermind: Drugs, Empire, Murder, Betrayal.

In this episode: How Pop-Up got started; what happened when …

Recode Decode: Spencer Stuart executive recruiter James Citrin

February 4th, 2019

58:12

James Citrin, the head of Spencer Stuart CEO Practice, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about placing top executives at companies like Yahoo, PayPal, …

Recode Decode: Early AOL exec Jean Case

January 30th, 2019

1:01:01

Case Foundation CEO Jean Case, who was an early marketing and communications executive at AOL, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose."

In …

Recode Decode: "The Job" author Ellen Shell

January 28th, 2019

53:48

Boston University professor Ellen Shell talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change.

Recode Decode: Attorney Laura Wasser

January 26th, 2019

50:52

Divorce attorney Laura Wasser talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting It's Over Easy, an online platform to help people who are getting divorced in New York and California.

In this episode: Why Wasser launched …

Recode Decode: Basecamp CEO Jason Fried

January 23rd, 2019

1:02:06

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his most recent book, It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work, which he co-wrote with his business partner David Heinemeier Hansson.

In this episode: How …

Recode Decode: Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford and Rep. Steve King

January 21st, 2019

57:56

Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about running a modern dairy and food company, which is co-owned by thousands of farmers. 

In this episode: What Land O’Lakes does other than butter; Ford's …

Recode Decode: EFF boss Cindy Cohn and McSweeney's editor Claire Boyle

January 19th, 2019

1:02:48

Cindy Cohn, the executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Claire Boyle, the managing editor of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about a special nonfiction issue the two …

Recode Decode: Glossier CEO Emily Weiss

January 16th, 2019

1:12:36

In this live interview from the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about running a "beauty company that's also a tech company."

In this episode: How …

Recode Decode: CNN.com editor in chief Meredith Artley

January 14th, 2019

57:07

CNN.com editor in chief Meredith Artley talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about overseeing some of the most popular news sites on the internet and how …

Recode Decode: 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn

January 12th, 2019

44:02

99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about leading a design startup based in Australia.

In this episode: How 99designs helps designers and their clients work together online; how it makes …

Recode Decode: DoorDash CEO Tony Xu and COO Christopher Payne

January 9th, 2019

56:54

Tony Xu, the CEO and co-founder of DoorDash, and Christopher Payne, the COO, talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the delivery company's busy 2018 and why it's starting to think about delivering more than food. In …

Recode Decode: Serial Box CEO Molly Barton

January 7th, 2019

44:29

Molly Barton, the CEO and co-founder of serialized reading app Serial Box, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about trying to make a Netflix-style …

Recode Decode: Keith Rabois

January 5th, 2019

1:11:40

Khosla Ventures partner Keith Rabois talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the current startup and venture capital landscape, the Trump administration and more. In this episode: (01:18) Rabois's background; (04:28) …

Recode Decode: Why Weight Watchers is now WW

January 2nd, 2019

46:19

WW International CEO Mindy Grossman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how her company, formerly known as Weight Watchers, has transitioned into …

Recode Decode: The ups and downs of Reddit's history

December 31st, 2018

46:24

Inc. magazine senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "We Are the Nerds: The Birth and …

Recode Decode: How Imgur avoids the ugliness of social media

December 26th, 2018

50:53

Imgur CEO Alan Schaaf talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting the image-sharing site and moderating its content. In this episode: (00:59) Schaaf's background; (03:18) Launching Imgur; (07:56) Imgur's early …

Recode Decode: What's next for Amazon's Alexa?

December 24th, 2018

51:49

Bret Kinsella, the editor of the voice technology blog Voicebot.ai, talks with Recode’s Rani Molla about the future of virtual assistants like Alexa, …

Recode Decode: Four magic words for entrepreneurs: ‘Do your fucking job.’

December 19th, 2018

45:57

Scott Belsky, a venture partner at Benchmark and the chief product officer at Adobe, talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about his book, "The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of …

Recode Decode: Why salad chain Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company

December 17th, 2018

55:28

Jonathan Neman, the co-founder of fast food salad chain Sweetgreen, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's techie side and the future of restaurants. In this episode: (01:26) How Sweetgreen got started; …

Recode Decode: How Peter Jackson’s team made WWI footage look new

December 15th, 2018

49:12

Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson talks about his new film, a World War I documentary with sound and color called "They Shall Not Grow Old." In …

Recode Decode: Ezra Klein and Kara Swisher on the future of journalism

December 12th, 2018

1:34:49

Vox.com founder and editor-at-large Ezra Klein talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the press, social media and President Trump in this live interview recorded in San Francisco. In this episode: (03:22) Why Ezra moved …

Recode Decode: Why it's OK to be analog in a digital world

December 10th, 2018

50:43

Framebridge CEO Susan Tynan talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting and running the online framing startup. In this episode: (00:56) Tynan's background at the White House and LivingSocial; (03:53) What happened …

Recode Decode: Should Mark Zuckerberg fire himself?

December 8th, 2018

1:29:23

Sam Altman, the president of YCombinator and co-chairman of OpenAI, joins Recode's Kara Swisher for this live interview at Manny's in San Francisco, moderated by Manny Yekutiel. In this episode: (01:45) What did techies …

Recode Decode: NBC's Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson (Live)

December 5th, 2018

1:27:31

In this live interview recorded in Washington, D.C., Recode's Kara Swisher talks with three NBC and MSNBC journalists — Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell …

Recode Decode: Facebook and Google are “the enemies of independent thought”

December 3rd, 2018

56:59

The Atlantic national correspondent Franklin Foer talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his book, "World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech," which recently came out in paperback. In this episode: (01:37) …

Recode Decode: Casey Newton and Louie Swisher

December 1st, 2018

1:02:47

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with her older son, Louie Swisher, and the Silicon Valley editor of the Verge, Casey Newton. Thank you to all of our …

Recode Decode: Silicon Valley loves to break the rules. Is that a good thing?

November 28th, 2018

47:03

University of Maryland professor and cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Rule Makers, Rule …

Recode Decode: How disinformation poisoned a ‘Facebook nation’

November 26th, 2018

1:02:53

Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about doing investigative journalism in the Philippines, where social media has …

Recode Decode: Undocumented immigrants are people, not political props

November 24th, 2018

1:03:18

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his book, "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented …

Recode Decode: After 20,000 workers walked out, Google said it got the message. The workers disagree.

November 21st, 2018

1:09:52

Six of the organizers of the Nov. 1 Google walkouts — Erica Anderson, Claire Stapleton, Meredith Whittaker, Stephanie Parker, Cecelia O'Neil-Hart and Amr Gaber — talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the worldwide …

Recode Decode: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

November 19th, 2018

31:45

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher on the latest episode of her MSNBC TV show, "Revolution." Fan of the show? It helps to …

Recode Decode: Should the First Amendment apply to Facebook?

November 19th, 2018

52:18

Jameel Jaffer, the executive director of Columbia University's Knight First Amendment Institute, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about free speech …

Recode Decode: Milk Bar CEO Christina Tosi

November 17th, 2018

53:56

If you like Recode Decode, we think you'll also like Start to Sale. Here's the show's first episode: Christina Tosi is a superstar pastry chef, and she's also built one of the most iconic American pastry brands of this …

Recode Decode: Why nonprofits should think more like tech companies

November 14th, 2018

43:40

Stanford lecturer Kathleen Kelly Janus talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her book, "Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference." In this episode: (01:17) Janus's …

Recode Decode: Sally Yates

November 12th, 2018

57:08

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the AllRaise Summit in San Francisco. (Note: This interview was recorded before the midterms, on Nov. 1). In …

Recode Decode: RevUp CEO Steve Spinner

November 10th, 2018

54:04

Former Democratic fundraiser Steve Spinner talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about his online fundraising startup, RevUp. In this episode: (01:17) Spinner's background; (04:04) How he got into campaign finance; …

Recode Decode: The ‘bad ideas’ that broke American capitalism

November 7th, 2018

1:14:00

Washington Post economics columnist Steven Pearlstein talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Can American Capitalism Survive?: Why …

Recode Decode: Why the New York Times won’t sell itself to a billionaire

November 5th, 2018

42:35

A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at a Columbia University event in …

Recode Decode: Elon Musk

November 2nd, 2018

1:20:00

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about Tesla's turbulent 2018, when SpaceX will send its first rocket to Mars, why he …

Recode Decode: 'Good and Mad' author Rebecca Traister

October 31st, 2018

1:03:40

New York Magazine writer Rebecca Traister talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's …

Recode Decode: 'The Fixer' author Bradley Tusk

October 29th, 2018

57:34

Tusk Ventures CEO Bradley Tusk returns to Recode Decode to talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "The Fixer: My Adventures Saving …

Recode Decode: Hillary Clinton

October 27th, 2018

1:18:49

Former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In this episode: (3:56) The pipe bombs …

Recode Decode: 'Positive Populism' author Steve Hilton

October 24th, 2018

1:02:12

Former Crowdpac CEO Steve Hilton talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest book, "Positive Populism," and his Fox News show, "The Next …

Recode Decode: 'Will & Grace' co-star Sean Hayes

October 22nd, 2018

1:12:07

Actor and producer Sean Hayes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at the Boomtown Brewery in Los Angeles. In this episode: (02:38) Hayes' background in music and dinner theater; (10:22) …

Recode Decode: 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki

October 20th, 2018

46:34

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview recorded at the Rock Health Summit in San Francisco. In this episode: (01:30) Elizabeth Warren's heritage and disputed science; (08:10) …

Recode Decode: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

October 17th, 2018

51:59

Eric Garcetti, the twice-elected mayor of Los Angeles, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about politics in the city and California — and why he's …

Recode Decode: AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky

October 15th, 2018

47:31

AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the company's VPN app Hotspot Shield has led it to enter several other internet security concerns. In this episode: (01:52) What AnchorFree …

Recode Decode: 2U CEO Chip Paucek

October 13th, 2018

48:47

2U CEO Chip Paucek talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of online college education.

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Pivot: Google's data breach, Facebook Portal and Taylor Swift

October 12th, 2018

35:27

If you like Recode Decode, we think you'll also like our newest podcast, Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway. Here's the latest episode. If you like it, please search for and subscribe to Pivot on your podcasting …

Recode Decode: Former Cisco CEO John Chambers

October 10th, 2018

1:01:53

John Chambers, the former chairman and CEO of Cisco, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of startups and his book, "Connecting the Dots: Leadership Lessons in a Startup World." In this episode: (01:43) …

Recode Decode: 'Sorry to Bother You' director Boots Riley

October 8th, 2018

1:14:21

Boots Riley, the writer and director of the satirical dark comedy film "Sorry to Bother You," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Shirin Ghaffary. In this episode: (01:55) Riley's background as a musician with The …

Recode Decode: Rep. Ro Khanna

October 6th, 2018

55:31

Congressman Ro Khanna returns to Recode Decode to talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about his proposal for an "internet bill of rights," which Kara …

Recode Decode: 'Winners Take All' author Anand Giridharadas

October 3rd, 2018

56:46

Author and journalist Anand Giridharadas talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest book, "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World." In this episode: (02:07) Giridharadas' background; (03:38) …

Recode Decode: 'Full Frontal' host Samantha Bee

October 1st, 2018

49:42

Samantha Bee, the host of "Full Frontal" on TBS, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about doing TV comedy in 2018 and her new political trivia app, …

Recode Decode: Square CFO Sarah Friar and Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta

September 29th, 2018

1:12:24

In these highlights from our September 2018 Code Commerce event, Recode's Jason Del Rey talks with two great guests: (00:57) First, he speaks to Square CFO Sarah Friar; (35:02) then, Jason interviews Instacart CEO …

Recode Decode: Jawbone Health CEO Hosain Rahman

September 26th, 2018

1:02:24

Jawbone co-founder Hosain Rahman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the company's next act: A medical subscripton service called Jawbone Health that hopes to catch health problems early. In this episode: (01:46) …

Recode Decode: Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom in 2017

September 25th, 2018

1:10:00

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are resigning from the company, six years after Facebook bought it for $1 billion. Recode reports that they had grown "increasingly frustrated and agitated with …

Recode Decode: World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim

September 24th, 2018

55:00

Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank Group, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how big data can prevent famines around the world and how …

Recode Decode: The NYT's Maggie Haberman, HuffPost's Lydia Polgreen and actor Jane Lynch

September 22nd, 2018

59:34

In this bonus episode of Recode Decode, you get two interviews for the price of one, both conducted by Recode's Kara Swisher at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in New York City. First, New York Times reporter Maggie …

Recode Decode: 'Swiped' director Nancy Jo Sales

September 19th, 2018

59:05

Journalist and author Nancy Jo Sales talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new HBO documentary, "Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age." In this …

Recode Decode: 'AI Superpowers' author Kai-Fu Lee

September 17th, 2018

50:40

Kai-Fu Lee, the CEO of Sinovation Ventures and former president of Google China, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order." In this …

Recode Decode: Nicole Wong, former deputy CTO of the United States

September 12th, 2018

58:38

Former deputy CTO of the United States Nicole Wong talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the future of tech policy and why content moderation is …

Recode Decode: 'Big Game' author Mark Leibovich

September 10th, 2018

52:41

Mark Leibovich, the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times." In this episode:02:07 - Leibovich’s short …

Recode Decode: Slack chief product officer April Underwood

September 5th, 2018

1:04:09

April Underwood, the chief product officer at workplace collaboration platform Slack, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her career, diversity in …

Recode Decode: Sleeping Giants founder Matt Rivitz

September 3rd, 2018

53:29

Matt Rivitz, the formerly anonymous founder of the popular Twitter account Sleeping Giants, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he …

Recode Decode: U.S. Justice Department antitrust lawyer Makan Delrahim

September 1st, 2018

1:01:57

Makan Delrahim, the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the government's attempt to stop the merger of AT&T and Time Warner and how he …

Recode Decode: 'Temp' author Louis Hyman

August 29th, 2018

52:59

Louis Hyman, an economic historian and professor at Cornell University, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Rani Molla about his new book, "Temp: …

Recode Decode: Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty and Make Magazine editor Mike Senese

August 27th, 2018

54:08

Two of the godfathers of the maker movement — Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty and Make Magazine editor in chief Mike Senese — talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the movement has gone mainstream over the past …

Recode Decode: Haystack founder Semil Shah

August 25th, 2018

55:42

Haystack founder and Lightspeed Ventures venture partner Semil Shah talks with Recode's Teddy Schleifer about breaking into the VC world and how the …

Recode Decode: Senator Ron Wyden

August 22nd, 2018

37:04

Ron Wyden, the senior U.S. Senator from Oregon, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about regulating the internet and protecting America's elections …

Recode Decode: 'High Growth Handbook' author Elad Gil

August 20th, 2018

57:02

Startup advisor and Color Genomics co-founder Elad Gil talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups …

Recode Decode: Andrew Moore, dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science

August 18th, 2018

48:34

Andrew Moore, the dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of tech …

Recode Decode: Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman

August 15th, 2018

51:48

Robert Hohman, the co-founder and CEO of company-reviewing site Glassdoor, talks about how the company has evolved since its early days, when Hohman …

Recode Decode: Dr. Jen Gunter, OB/GYN

August 13th, 2018

54:42

Jen Gunter, an OB/GYN and pain medicine physician, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how celebrity wellness brands have been overtaken by "medical conspiracy theories" and dangerous recommendations — for example, …

Recode Decode: Uber Eats boss Jason Droege

August 8th, 2018

47:27

If you enjoy Recode Decode, we think you'd also like the Eater Upsell. Here's a recent episode of the show: Jason Droege, the man in charge of Uber Eats, talks with Eater's Dan Geneen about how the service started, how …

Recode Decode: Sidecar co-founder Sunil Paul

August 6th, 2018

57:36

Sidecar co-founder Sunil Paul talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his popular guest column for Recode, “The scooter wars will be a bloodbath, and …

Recode Decode: Grab co-founder Hooi Ling Tan

August 1st, 2018

28:07

Hooi Ling Tan, the co-founder of southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2018 Rise conference in Hong Kong. Tan says Grab is opening up a platform for more services beyond …

Recode Decode: 'General Magic' directors Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude

July 30th, 2018

47:01

Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new documentary, "General Magic," which tells the story of a pioneering tech startup that tried and failed to invent a smartphone in the 1990s. …

Recode Decode: 'The Billionaire Raj' author James Crabtree

July 28th, 2018

46:26

Journalist James Crabtree talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age." Crabtree says India's development of a super-rich billionaire class has …

Recode Decode: WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg

July 25th, 2018

57:29

Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the blogging platform has evolved in the 13 years since it …

Recode Decode: 'Valley of Genius' author Adam Fisher

July 23rd, 2018

59:27

Writer Adam Fisher talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new oral history, 'Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley.' Fisher interviewed some of tech's biggest names for the book, including Apple …

Recode Decode: Alibaba exec Joe Tsai (Live at Code 2018)

July 21st, 2018

31:40

Joe Tsai, the executive vice chairman of Chinese commerce giant Alibaba, talks with Recode’s Jason Del Rey at the 2018 Code Conference. He says that Alibaba has not tried to do a big acquisition deal in the U.S., but is …

Recode Decode: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

July 18th, 2018

1:22:00

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about a litany of issues, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal and why Infowars …

Recode Decode: How social media bots could tank your stock price

July 16th, 2018

48:36

Zignal Labs CEO Josh Ginsberg talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the “massive amounts of bot activity” that his media intelligence company has …

Recode Decode: Tinder parent company Match Group prepares for battle with Facebook

July 14th, 2018

54:17

Mandy Ginsberg, the CEO of Match Group, talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about how her company became dominant in online dating — it owns sites and apps like Match.com, Tinder and OKCupid — and how it's dealing with …

Recode Decode: Why do some in the tech community support universal basic income?

July 11th, 2018

51:42

Journalist Annie Lowrey talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, …

Recode Decode: Craigslist founder Craig Newmark

July 9th, 2018

51:43

Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his foundation's recent donation of …

Recode Decode: Box CEO Aaron Levie

July 7th, 2018

1:04:30

Aaron Levie, the CEO of enterprise security and file-sharing service Box, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how businesses are simultaneously …

Recode Decode: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Live at Code 2018)

July 4th, 2018

40:25

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Dan Frommer at the 2018 Code Conference. Chesky talks about Airbnb’s expansion into “the experience economy," encouraging local hosts to help visitors find …

Recode Decode: Matt Cutts

July 2nd, 2018

48:21

Matt Cutts, the acting administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how his team is trying to modernize government agencies and make services like Medicare and veterans’ benefits …

Recode Decode: Psychologist Adam Grant

June 30th, 2018

49:01

Psychologist Adam Grant, the author of “Originals” and “Give and Take” and co-author with Sheryl Sandberg of “Option B,” talks with Recode’s Kara …

Recode Decode: How Nat Geo uses Instagram to stay relevant

June 27th, 2018

55:28

National Geographic executives Courteney Monroe, Rachel Webber and Susan Goldberg talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the 130-year-old media …

Recode Decode: How Silicon Valley is responding to the immigration crisis

June 25th, 2018

56:23

Charlotte and Dave Willner, creators of the hugely successful Facebook fundraising campaign called “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child,” …

Recode Decode: Microsoft President Brad Smith (Live at Code 2018)

June 23rd, 2018

38:54

Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference. Smith reflects on what Microsoft learned from losing the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit in 2001, which …

Recode Decode: Tom Peters, management expert and author of ‘The Excellence Dividend’

June 20th, 2018

53:26

Author and management expert Tom Peters talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last.” Peters says artificial intelligence …

Recode Decode: Michael Barbaro, host of the New York Times podcast The Daily (Live)

June 18th, 2018

1:09:49

Michael Barbaro, who hosts the hit podcast The Daily for the New York Times, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Barbaro explains why he fell in love with …

Recode Decode: Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake (Live at Code 2018)

June 16th, 2018

31:42

Katrina Lake, the CEO of apparel delivery company Stitch Fix, talks with Recode’s Jason Del Rey at the 2018 Code Conference. Lake explains why Stitch Fix went public in 2017 even though it was healthy and profitable and …

Recode Decode: Linda McMahon, U.S. Small Business Administrator (Live at Code 2018)

June 13th, 2018

41:45

Linda McMahon, the former pro wrestling executive who now leads the Trump administration’s Small Business Administration, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference. McMahon explains how the …

Recode Decode: U.S. Senator Mark Warner (Live at Code 2018)

June 11th, 2018

43:17

Mark Warner, the senior United States Senator from Virginia, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka at the 2018 Code Conference. Warner talks about the competing Senate and House reports on Russia’s use of …

Recode Decode: How tech can fix its diversity problem: The Code 2018 panel

June 9th, 2018

43:18

Recode’s Kara Swisher talks with three tech leaders about actual solutions for advancing diversity in the industry. Cowboy Ventures partner Aileen …

Recode Decode: Jessica Weisberg traces the history of advice in ‘Asking for a Friend’

June 6th, 2018

50:13

Writer and audio producer Jessica Weisberg talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Advice on Life, Love, Money, and Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed.” …

Recode Decode: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (Live at Code 2018)

June 4th, 2018

39:19

Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of ride-hailing company Uber, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference. Khosrowshahi says he didn’t expect to be offered the CEO job and turned it down, but is happy he …

Recode Decode: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel (Live at Code 2018)

June 2nd, 2018

44:32

Evan Spiegel, the co-founder and CEO of Snapchat maker Snap, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference. Spiegel talks about why Snapchat underwent a controversial redesign, why it partially reversed …

Recode Decode: How to save American jobs in the age of disruption

May 30th, 2018

1:03:37

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about "The Work Ahead," a new report, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, on the 21st century American workforce. Pritzker …

Recode Decode: General Michael Hayden on Donald Trump’s ‘assault on intelligence’

May 28th, 2018

1:02:50

Retired U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “The Assault on Intelligence: American National …

Recode Decode: Congressman Ro Khanna

May 26th, 2018

55:15

U.S. Representative Ro Khanna, D-Calif., talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his proposal for an "internet bill of rights" to protect consumers' privacy, security and ability to move or delete their data. Khanna …

Recode Decode: How to succeed in tech: Be lucky and ruthless

May 23rd, 2018

52:04

Author Corey Pein talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey Into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley.” …

Recode Decode: John Carreyrou

May 21st, 2018

1:06:24

Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup." Carreyrou explains how Stanford dropout Elizabeth …

Recode Media: Robin Williams biographer Dave Itzkoff

May 19th, 2018

50:01

If you like Recode Decode, we think you'd also like Recode Media with Peter Kafka. Here's the latest episode of the show: New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about his new book, "Robin: …

Recode Decode: Michael Pollan

May 16th, 2018

1:03:23

Journalist and author Michael Pollan talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of …

Recode Decode: John Doerr

May 14th, 2018

59:55

John Doerr, the chairman of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about his new book, "Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates …

Recode Decode: How 'Microtrends' affect everything, from marriage to Trump

May 12th, 2018

1:05:47

Former political strategist and pollster Mark Penn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces …

Recode Decode: Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario

May 9th, 2018

48:45

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about why her company is suing President Donald Trump, and why she is publicly insulting …

Recode Decode: Nell Scovell, author, 'Just the Funny Parts'

May 7th, 2018

1:07:26

Writer and comedian Nell Scovell talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Just the Funny Parts," in front of a live audience in San Francisco. Scovell, who has written on TV shows like "The Simpsons," …

Recode Decode: José Andrés on feeding Puerto Rico and the 'power of food' (Live)

May 5th, 2018

1:00:08

Celebrity chef José Andrés talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Andrés explains how his food NGO, World Central Kitchen, deployed its chefs to …

Recode Decode: Ronan Farrow

May 2nd, 2018

1:13:34

Investigative journalist Ronan Farrow talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.” The book explores how the Trump administration is …

Recode Decode: Sally Kohn

April 30th, 2018

1:19:44

CNN political commentator Sally Kohn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our …

Recode Decode: New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo explains the 'Frightful Five'

April 28th, 2018

1:06:50

Farhad Manjoo, a technology columnist for the New York Times, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the University of …

Recode Decode: John Hennessy and Dave Patterson, winners, 2017 Turing Award

April 25th, 2018

53:53

Alphabet chairman John Hennessy and Google distinguished engineer Dave Patterson talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher about winning the 2017 Turing Award, a prestigious achievement in computer science. In the 1980s, Hennessy …

Recode Decode: Joanna Coles, author, 'Love Rules'

April 23rd, 2018

1:07:22

Joanna Coles, the chief content officer at Hearst, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship …

Recode Decode: Mark Suster, managing partner, Upfront Ventures

April 18th, 2018

1:09:32

Upfront Ventures Managing Partner Mark Suster talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about leading the oldest and largest venture capital firm in Los …

Recode Decode: BlackBerry CEO John Chen

April 16th, 2018

53:09

BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how the once-pioneering mobile phone company has happily pivoted into a new business …

Recode Decode: Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman: Silicon Valley has 'lost its purpose'

April 11th, 2018

54:52

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the phenomenon of techlash and why people are just now "waking up" to Silicon Valley's dark side. Stoppelman's company has feuded for years with its much …

Recode Decode: Hillary Clinton advisor and "Dear Madam President" author Jennifer Palmieri

April 9th, 2018

1:10:49

Jennifer Palmieri, the communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential campaign, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the …

Recode Decode: Apple CEO Tim Cook

April 7th, 2018

1:16:55

Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Chris Hayes talk with Apple CEO Tim Cook on the second episode of "Revolution." The interview was held in front of …

Recode Decode: Google CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (Live)

April 4th, 2018

50:32

Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Ari Melber interview Google CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in this episode of 'Revolution,' which …

Recode Decode: Former White House advisor Valerie Jarrett

April 2nd, 2018

1:09:25

Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor to President Obama, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at South by Southwest 2018. Jarrett is now on the boards of two tech companies, but when she first got to the White House, …

Recode Decode: Maria Shriver and Christina Schwarzenegger discuss 'Take Your Pills'

March 31st, 2018

49:53

Maria Shriver, the former first lady of California, and her daughter Christina Schwarzenegger talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about "Take Your Pills," a new Netflix documentary they executive produced. Schwarzenegger …

Recode Decode: Flying cars are the future of military transportation

March 28th, 2018

54:13

Christopher Kirchhoff, a former partner at DIUx, the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley office, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how the Defense …

Recode Decode: What men and women need to know about working together

March 26th, 2018

1:05:34

Journalist and writer Joanne Lipman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together." Lipman, previously the editor …

Recode Decode: Therapist Esther Perel

March 21st, 2018

56:02

Sex and relationship therapist Esther Perel, the host of the podcast "Where Should We Begin?", talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at South by Southwest …

Recode Decode: Anthony 'The Mooch' Scaramucci

March 19th, 2018

1:29:42

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his infamous 11-day stint in the Trump administration, his recently announced book deal and why he thinks the …

Recode Decode: CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on sex, #MeToo and North Korea (Live from SXSW)

March 17th, 2018

59:29

CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new series, "Sex and Love Around the World." Speaking in front of a live audience at South By Southwest 2018, Amanpour …

Recode Decode: Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes

March 14th, 2018

1:02:39

Chris Hughes, the co-founder of Facebook and former owner of The New Republic, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn.” In it, Hughes argues that working …

Recode Decode: Sen. Chuck Schumer

March 12th, 2018

44:37

Chuck Schumer, the senior U.S. Senator from New York, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen about a range of tech-related issues, including immigration, net neutrality and Russian …

Recode Decode: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on techlash and #MeToo (Live)

March 7th, 2018

34:10

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco, Calif. Sandberg talks about how Facebook is responding to reports of Russian election-meddling on its …

Recode Decode: Is 'Uber meets Harvard' the future of learning?

March 5th, 2018

49:25

GLG President and CEO Alexander Saint-Amand talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about running a learning platform for investors and business professionals. Saint-Amand describes the company as "Uber meets Harvard" because …

Recode Decode: Why Katie Couric left Yahoo

February 28th, 2018

1:17:51

Journalist Katie Couric and Recode’s Kara Swisher talk about their careers in journalism, as well as social media, job automation, tech addiction and the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Couric, who previously hosted the …

Recode Decode: Can an alt-weekly newspaper survive in 2018?

February 26th, 2018

51:39

Entrepreneur and investor Mark Ein talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his recent purchase of the Washington City Paper, an alternative weekly newspaper in Washington, D.C. Ein says he’s been inspired by the …

Recode Decode: Jennifer Fonstad, co-founder, Aspect Ventures

February 21st, 2018

54:36

Aspect Ventures co-founder Jennifer Fonstad talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how venture capital works in 2018, when Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have access to more money from more sources than ever before. But …

Recode Decode: Sarah Tavel, partner, Benchmark

February 19th, 2018

1:11:32

Benchmark partner Sarah Tavel talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about her career in tech companies and venture capital. Her resume includes stints at Pinterest, Bessemer Venture Partners and Greylock …

Recode Decode: HuffPost editor in chief Lydia Polgreen (Live at Code Media 2018)

February 17th, 2018

41:18

Lydia Polgreen, the editor in chief of HuffPost — the website formerly known as The Huffington Post — talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Peter …

Recode Decode: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (Live at Code Media 2018)

February 14th, 2018

43:32

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. She explains why YouTube …

Recode Decode: Jeremy Bailenson, author, 'Experience on Demand'

February 12th, 2018

49:22

Jeremy Bailenson, the director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can …

Recode Decode: What Abraham Lincoln and Rachel Carson can teach us about leadership

February 7th, 2018

1:01:58

Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Forged In Crisis: The Power of Courageous …

Recode Decode: How to fix Silicon Valley's 'Brotopia'

February 5th, 2018

1:06:00

Bloomberg Technology executive producer Emily Chang talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of …

Recode Decode: Dipayan Ghosh and Ben Scott, co-authors, ‘Digital Deceit’

January 31st, 2018

1:01:31

New America fellow Dipayan Ghosh and senior advisor Ben Scott talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher about their new policy paper, “Digital Deceit: The …

Recode Decode: Chuck Todd, moderator, 'Meet the Press'

January 29th, 2018

1:09:19

NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how he's evolving what it means to be the host of the longest-running …

Recode Decode: Alexandra Petri, columnist, the Washington Post

January 24th, 2018

52:38

Alexandra Petri, who writes the Compost blog for The Washington Post, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Chorus CEO Dick Costolo about making fun …

Recode Decode: Andrew Keen, author, 'How to Fix the Future'

January 22nd, 2018

1:03:56

"How to Fix the Future" author Andrew Keen talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, which examines reasonable solutions to the social and …

Recode Decode: Gregg Spiridellis, CEO, JibJab

January 17th, 2018

1:02:43

JibJab CEO Gregg Spiridellis talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Chorus CEO Dick Costolo about how the company has adapted to the ever-changing …

Recode Decode: David Friend, author, ‘The Naughty Nineties’

January 15th, 2018

1:01:03

David Friend, Vanity Fair’s editor of creative development, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph …

Recode Decode: Sarah Cooper, author, "100 Tricks To Appear Smart in Meetings”

January 10th, 2018

1:08:43

Comedian Sarah Cooper talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Chorus CEO Dick Costolo about why she left a career in the tech industry to become a …

Recode Decode: Patty McCord author of "Powerful"

January 8th, 2018

1:07:56

Patty McCord, the former chief talent officer at Netflix and author of that company's famous "culture deck," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about …

Recode Decode: Dick Costolo, CEO, Chorus

January 3rd, 2018

1:04:39

Chorus CEO Dick Costolo, the former CEO of Twitter, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he loves comedy and why his peers in the tech …

Recode Decode: Kara Swisher visits the Longform Podcast (Live)

January 1st, 2018

56:58

The host of the Longform Podcast, Evan Ratliff, interviews Recode’s Kara Swisher in front of a live audience in San Francisco about how she got started in journalism and how she does her job today. Downloading a book …

Recode Decode: Zach Stafford and Trish Bendix, editors, Into

December 27th, 2017

1:04:48

Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Casey Newton talk with Zach Stafford and Trish Bendix, the editor in chief and managing editor of Into — a queer lifestyle magazine published by the dating app Grindr. They talk …

Recode Decode: Uber's Tony West and Eric Holder on exposing wrongdoing (Live)

December 25th, 2017

33:24

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with former attorney general Eric Holder, who led an investigation into Uber's management earlier this year, and the …

Recode Decode: Sports columnist Christine Brennan previews her 18th consecutive Olympics

December 23rd, 2017

1:07:14

Christine Brennan, the sports columnist for USA Today, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the February 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, …

Recode Decode: Megan Quinn, general partner, Spark Capital

December 20th, 2017

1:25:03

Spark Capital General Partner Megan Quinn talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Casey Newton about the evolving balance between venture …

Recode Decode: Noam Cohen, author, 'The Know-It-Alls'

December 18th, 2017

49:58

Author and former New York Times columnist Noam Cohen talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon …

Recode Decode: Andrew Mason, CEO, Descript

December 13th, 2017

1:05:25

Andrew Mason, the founder and former CEO of Groupon, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Casey Newton about his latest startup, Descript. The company bills itself as a “word processor for audio,” making …

Recode Decode: Kara Swisher visits Pod Save America (Live)

December 11th, 2017

19:31

Recode's Kara Swisher talks with Crooked Media's Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and Dan Pfeiffer, appearing as a guest on a live taping of their podcast, Pod Save America, in Oakland, California. The group talks …

Recode Decode: Daniel Gross, partner, Y Combinator

December 6th, 2017

1:07:53

Y Combinator Partner Daniel Gross talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Casey Newton about why he returned to the startup incubator that gave him his start in Silicon Valley. Gross co-founded the personal …

Recode Decode: Leslie Berlin, historian, Stanford University

December 4th, 2017

59:45

Leslie Berlin, the historian who oversees Stanford University's Silicon Valley Archives, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Troublemakers: How a Generation of Silicon Valley Upstarts Invented the …

Recode Decode: Margrethe Vestager

November 29th, 2017

18:17

Margrethe Vestager, Europe's commissioner for competition, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Vestager explains how the E.U. is trying to make tech …

Recode Decode: How Reid Hoffman would fix social media (Live)

November 27th, 2017

42:40

Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn and a general partner at Greylock Partners, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience at the Anti-Defamation League conference "Never Is Now" in San Francisco. …

Recode Decode: Greta Van Susteren is not giving up on social media

November 22nd, 2017

59:04

Former cable news anchor Greta Van Susteren talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and SKDK's Hilary Rosen about her new book, "Everything You Need to Know about Social Media (Without Having to Call a Kid)." Van Susteren …

Recode Decode: magazine mogul Tina Brown

November 20th, 2017

1:13:43

Tina Brown — the former editor of Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, the Daily Beast and more — talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - 1992." In the book, she looks back on the …

Recode Decode: Stacey Abrams, candidate for governor, Georgia

November 15th, 2017

1:04:18

Stacey Abrams, a candidate running for governor of Georgia and former minority leader of its general assembly, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and SKDK's Hilary Rosen about the early stages of the campaign. Abrams …

Recode Decode: Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, Anti-Defamation League

November 13th, 2017

1:03:49

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how the century-old nonprofit is evolving to fight …

Recode Decode: Katy Tur, author, ‘Unbelievable.’

November 8th, 2017

1:03:19

MSNBC anchor Katy Tur talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and SKDK's Hilary Rosen about her new book, "Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History." While she was at NBC News, Tur was the …

Recode Decode: Ray Dalio, author, 'Principles: Life and Work'

November 6th, 2017

1:06:41

Ray Dalio, the founder of the world's largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Principles: Life and Work." In it, he lays out how he makes smarter decisions based …

Recode Decode: Luther Lowe, Yelp; Beth Wilkinson, Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz

November 1st, 2017

1:09:28

Recode's Kara Swisher and SKDK's Hilary Rosen talk about tech, regulation and politics with two special guests: Luther Lowe, the vice president of …

Recode Decode: David Rosenblatt, CEO, 1stdibs

October 30th, 2017

55:58

1stdibs CEO David Rosenblatt explains how his company, a marketplace for rare luxury products, made the transition from an advertising to e-commerce. Unlike other executives in the commerce space, Rosenblatt isn't …

Recode Decode: Can Silicon Valley get its mojo back? (Live)

October 25th, 2017

38:55

Kara Swisher joins venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, theBoardlist founder Sukhinder Singh Cassidy and Uptake CEO Brad Keywell in this live …

Recode Decode: Walter Isaacson, author, 'Leonardo da Vinci'

October 23rd, 2017

1:11:11

Author Walter Isaacson talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new biography of Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, which he …

Recode Decode: Tim O'Reilly, author, 'WTF?'

October 18th, 2017

48:05

O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his new book, “WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us.” O'Reilly …

Recode Decode: Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube

October 16th, 2017

1:04:03

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how YouTube has grown since she assumed that role in 2014, and how it's making …

Recode Decode: Ilene Chaiken, showrunner, ‘Empire’

October 11th, 2017

1:07:32

Ilene Chaiken, the creator of “The L Word” and showrunner for “Empire,” talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2017 edition of Werk It, WNYC’s women-in-podcasting festival. Chaiken explains how she got “The L Word” …

Recode Decode: Why Shonda Rhimes left ABC for Netflix (Live)

October 9th, 2017

43:04

ShondaLand CEO Shonda Rhimes, the TV producer behind hits like "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2017 Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. Rhimes …

Recode Decode: Jared Leto

October 7th, 2017

31:20

"Blade Runner 2049" actor Jared Leto talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about portraying Niander Wallace, a trillionaire tech mogul. By the start of …

Recode Decode: Ellen Pao, author, “Reset”

October 2nd, 2017

1:07:57

Investor Ellen Pao talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about her new book, “Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change,” which chronicles Pao’s 2015 court battle against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield …

Recode Decode: Sally Quinn, author, "Finding Magic"

September 27th, 2017

1:05:33

Sally Quinn, the author of "Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book and her career in journalism. Quinn got her start covering the Washington, D.C., party circuit for the …

Recode Decode: Maggie Haberman, New York Times, and David Fahrenthold, Washington Post

September 25th, 2017

1:07:21

New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman and Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold talk with Recode's Kara Swisher at the 2017 …

Recode Decode: Maha Ibrahim, general partner, Canaan

September 18th, 2017

1:03:16

Maha Ibrahim, a general partner at Canaan Partners, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her more than 17 years in venture capital, joining Canaan right before the first dot-com bubble burst. Ibrahim says a lot of her …

Recode Decode: Scott Galloway, author, “The Four”

September 11th, 2017

1:09:09

New York University professor Scott Galloway returns to the podcast to talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his first book, “The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google,” which comes out on Oct. 3. …

Recode Decode: Chris Urmson, CEO, Aurora

September 4th, 2017

1:05:08

Chris Urmson, the CEO of Aurora and former CTO of self-driving cars at Google, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about when autonomous vehicles will replace human-driven ones. Urmson, who started working on the …

Recode Decode: Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO, Social Capital

August 28th, 2017

1:16:18

Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the future of capitalism and investing, which he says will look less and less like traditional venture capital, as firms like his embed …

Recode Decode: The future of tech jobs in coal country

August 21st, 2017

1:06:43

Recode’s Kara Swisher heads to Louisville, Ky., to talk about the future of work with a panel of local-minded techies: Interapt CEO Ankur Gopal, Code Louisville founder Rider Rodriguez, TechHire Eastern Kentucky student …

Recode Decode: Taggart Matthiesen, director of product, Lyft

August 14th, 2017

59:43

Lyft Director of Product Taggart Matthiesen talks with Recode’s Johana Bhuiyan about the ride-hailing company’s push into self-driving cars. …

Recode Decode: Chris Kuenne and John Danner, authors, 'Built for Growth'

August 7th, 2017

55:30

Chris Kuenne and John Danner talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their new book, "Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win." Kuenne and Danner argue that, …

Recode Decode: Erica Baker, director of engineering, Kickstarter; Sarah Kunst, CEO, ProDay

July 31st, 2017

1:15:00

Diversity advocate and Kickstarter director Erica Baker and ProDay CEO Sarah Kunst talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about the conditions that led so many venture capitalists to abuse their power over female tech …

Recode Decode: Frances Frei, SVP of leadership and strategy, Uber

July 26th, 2017

1:30:20

Live onstage: Uber SVP Frances Frei talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the future of the beleaguered ride-hailing company. Frei came to Uber from …

Recode Decode: Cory Booker, U.S. Senator

July 24th, 2017

1:08:41

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker talks with Recode’s Tony Romm about the current state of politics under President Trump and how he thinks the U.S. …

Recode Decode: Tolga Kurtoglu, CEO, PARC

July 17th, 2017

49:50

PARC CEO Tolga Kurtoglu talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about leading the iconic Silicon Valley research and development firm, formerly known as …

Recode Decode: Lisa Dickey, author, 'Bears in the Streets'

July 10th, 2017

57:41

"Bears in the Streets" author Lisa Dickey talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, which chronicles three trips to Russia at three very different times in its history — 1995, 2005 and 2015. Dickey's first …

Recode Decode: Reid Hoffman, partner, Greylock

July 3rd, 2017

1:11:18

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, now a venture capitalist at Greylock Partners, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about why Silicon Valley has remained the epicenter of tech for decades and what’s next for entrepreneurs, …

Recode Decode: Adam Lashinsky, author, 'Wild Ride'

June 26th, 2017

1:13:08

Fortune Executive Editor Adam Lashinsky talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book "Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination." In this live interview, recorded after Travis Kalanick had announced a …

Recode Decode: Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Code Conference 2017)

June 25th, 2017

33:58

In this special bonus episode from the 2017 Code Conference, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the nonprofit has dealt with controversy and …

Recode Decode: Mark Hurd, co-CEO, Oracle

June 19th, 2017

57:26

In this live interview, Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how Oracle transitioned its business to the cloud, which is the fastest-growing segment of all enterprise spending. Hurd says a …

Recode Decode: Jill Soloway, creator, 'Transparent' (Code Conference 2017)

June 17th, 2017

31:14

In this special bonus episode from the 2017 Code Conference, Jill Soloway, the creator of the Amazon TV series "Transparent," talks with Recode's …

Recode Decode: Scott Galloway, founder, L2

June 12th, 2017

58:23

L2 founder and New York University professor Scott Galloway talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the biggest companies in tech are disrupting retail, jobs, advertising and more. Galloway says the U.S. is …

Recode Decode: Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State (Code Conference 2017)

June 10th, 2017

1:17:28

In this special bonus episode from the 2017 Code Conference, former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Walt Mossberg about the …

Recode Decode: Kevin Systrom, CEO, Instagram

June 5th, 2017

1:09:36

Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he's still working at Facebook five years after it bought his company for $1 billion. Systrom shares what he has learned from the …

Recode Decode: Boris Sofman, CEO, Anki

May 29th, 2017

59:55

Anki CEO Boris Sofman talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the future of robotics and why his company is starting with robots that entertain people: The artificially intelligent toy cars Anki Drive, released in 2013, …

Recode Decode: David Marcus, VP of Messaging, Facebook

May 22nd, 2017

55:07

Facebook's messaging products boss, David Marcus, talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about how the company is trying turn its Messenger app into a hub for interactions between companies and consumers. Marcus explains what …

Recode Decode: Patrick Collison, CEO, Stripe

May 15th, 2017

1:06:21

Stripe CEO Patrick Collison talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the company he and his brother started in 2010 evolved from a service for …

Recode Decode: Behind the scenes of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

May 10th, 2017

59:16

"The Handmaid's Tale" creator and showrunner Bruce Miller talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new adaptation of the dystopian Margaret Atwood …

Recode Decode: Sheryl Sandberg

May 8th, 2017

1:03:05

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Option B," which she wrote after the sudden death of her husband, …

Recode Decode: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

May 4th, 2017

34:16

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai talks with Recode's Tony Romm about his first three months on the job and what critics of his plan to roll back Obama-era net …

Recode Decode: How 'Dear Evan Hansen' brought social media to Broadway

May 1st, 2017

1:07:11

Stacey Mindich and Steven Levenson, the producer and book writer of "Dear Evan Hansen," talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the hit Broadway …

Recode Decode: Mike Judge, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanijani and more

April 26th, 2017

49:48

The creators and most of the cast of HBO's 'Silicon Valley' talk with Recode's Kara Swisher in this live interview, recorded in San Francisco after the premiere of the first two episodes of Season Four. Executive …

Recode Decode: Matt Ross, actor/director

April 24th, 2017

1:05:43

Actor Matt Ross talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about playing Hooli CEO Gavin Belson on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” which just started its fourth …

Recode Decode: Steve Hilton, CEO, Crowdpac

April 19th, 2017

1:05:59

Crowdpac CEO Steve Hilton talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about how his website is making it easier for anyone to explore running for office and to …

Recode Decode: Rep. Ro Khanna

April 17th, 2017

1:11:23

Congressman Ro Khanna talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Tony Romm about why the people who have benefitted most from technology have a civic duty …

Recode Decode: Laura Weidman Powers, CEO, Code2040

April 12th, 2017

47:47

Code2040 CEO and co-founder Laura Weidman Powers talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the mistakes employees and managers make when they talk about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Companies need to make …

Recode Decode: Bijan Sabet, general partner, Spark Capital

April 10th, 2017

55:14

Spark Capital General Partner Bijan Sabet talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about being a venture capitalist based on the East Coast, and how he became an early investor in companies like Twitter, Tumblr and Cruise. …

Recode Decode: Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia talks about adversity and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

April 5th, 2017

1:01:48

Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about how he and his team built a social network for neighborhoods, with a focus on trust …

Recode Decode: Kim Malone Scott, author, ‘Radical Candor’

April 3rd, 2017

1:17:31

"Radical Candor" author and CEO coach Kim Malone Scott talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how to be a better manager and leader. Based on her personal experiences at Apple, Google and several tech startups, Scott …

Recode Decode: Daniel Lurie, CEO, Tipping Point Community

March 27th, 2017

54:34

Tipping Point Community CEO Daniel Lurie talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his organization's efforts to fight homelessness in San Francisco. He says it's all too easy to "not see" the incredible poverty and …

Recode Decode: How HBO's 'Veep' is reacting to Trump (Live at SXSW)

March 20th, 2017

1:10:50

"Veep" actors Tim Simons and Matt Walsh and showrunner David Mandel talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about the upcoming sixth season of the HBO …

Recode Decode: Crooked Media founders: We're podcasting the Trump resistance (Live at SXSW)

March 15th, 2017

1:06:45

Crooked Media Founders Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their hit podcast, "Pod Save America," in a live interview at South by Southwest 2017. Having previously worked as …

Recode Decode: Quincy Smith, partner, Code Advisors

March 13th, 2017

54:54

Code Advisors Partner Quincy Smith talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the current state of mergers and acquisitions in tech and media. Smith, who previously worked at Netscape and CBS Interactive, says media …

Recode Decode: Ron Johnson, CEO, Enjoy

March 6th, 2017

1:07:38

Enjoy CEO Ron Johnson talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his long career in commerce, including 15 years at Target, and his 12 years at Apple, where he created the Apple Store. Johnson's current company Enjoy …

Recode Decode: Brewster Kahle, chairman, The Internet Archive

March 1st, 2017

53:52

Entrepreneur and archivist Brewster Kahle talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the 20th anniversary of the Internet Archive and why it's more important than ever to preserve our digital past. Kahle talks about the …

Recode Decode: Sue Decker, Raftr founder, and Michael Dearing, investor

February 27th, 2017

44:49

Former Yahoo president Sue Decker and investor Michael Dearing talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about Raftr, Decker's recently launched social platform for sane, civil discussions about topics ranging from sports to …

Recode Decode: Jeremy Liew, partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

February 22nd, 2017

54:50

Lightspeed Venture Partners' Jeremy Liew talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about being a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley at a time when the Valley no longer represents most tech consumers. Liew argues that startup …

Recode Decode: Brad Stone, author, 'The Upstarts’

February 20th, 2017

1:14:48

Bloomberg Tech journalist Brad Stone talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his latest book, "The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World." Stone argues that …

Recode Decode: Rolf Schrömgens, co-founder, Trivago

February 15th, 2017

46:51

Trivago co-founder and Managing Director Rolf Schrömgens talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting a search engine for hotels and why he thinks …

Recode Decode: Mike McCue, CEO, Flipboard

February 13th, 2017

1:00:05

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the recent relaunch of his company's news app, which will mixes human curation with …

Recode Decode: 'Fun Home' author Alison Bechdel

February 8th, 2017

32:40

"Fun Home" author and "Dykes to Watch Out For" creator Alison Bechdel talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in front of a live audience in San Francisco shortly after a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical based on …

Recode Decode: John Markoff, ex-reporter, The New York Times

February 6th, 2017

58:10

Technology journalist and former New York Times reporter John Markoff talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his nearly three-decade long career …

Recode Decode: Tristan Harris, founder, Time Well Spent

January 30th, 2017

1:07:42

Time Well Spent founder Tristan Harris talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the persuasive techniques and tricks used by companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook to make people engage with them every day. Harris's …

Recode Decode: Tim Ferriss, author, "Tools of Titans"

January 23rd, 2017

1:08:24

"The 4-Hour Workweek" and "Tools of Titans" author Tim Ferriss talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his newest book, which compiles the life advice …

Recode Decode: Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

January 16th, 2017

1:06:52

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks to Recode's Johana Bhuiyan about his last week in office and what he would do if given more time. …

Recode Decode: Jennifer Hyman, CEO, Rent the Runway

January 9th, 2017

53:41

Rent the Runway CEO and co-founder Jennifer Hyman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey about her 50-year vision for changing consumer …

Recode Decode: Othman Laraki, CEO, Color

January 2nd, 2017

42:12

Color Genomics co-founder and CEO Othman Laraki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why we're on the verge of a healthcare revolution. Laraki, …

Recode Decode: Orkut Büyükkökten, Founder, Hello

December 27th, 2016

38:48

Social networking pioneer Orkut Büyükkökten talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the eponymous social site, Orkut, which he built inside Google, and his new company, Hello. Büyükkökten says current social networks …

Recode Decode: Tom Friedman

December 19th, 2016

55:33

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, "Thank You for Being …

Recode Decode: Reddit CEO Steve Huffman

December 12th, 2016

52:09

Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why he covertly edited the posts of some Donald Trump supporters, and why he regrets it now. Huffman acknowledges his editing, which he …

Recode Decode: Vic Gundotra, CEO, AliveCor

December 5th, 2016

1:02:30

AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his long career in tech, including his start as a college dropout at Microsoft and …

Recode Decode: Hilary Rosen and Juleanna Glover, political consultants

November 28th, 2016

51:08

Democratic political strategist Hilary Rosen and Republican corporate consultant Juleanna Glover talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how Donald …

Recode Decode: Sunil Rajaraman

November 21st, 2016

35:34

The Bold Italic CEO Sunil Rajaraman talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about "This Is Your Life in Silicon Valley," a series of satirical articles that …

Recode Decode: Kayak co-founder Paul English

November 14th, 2016

49:26

Tracy Kidder and Paul English, the author and subject of "A Truck Full of Money: One Man's Quest to Recover From Great Success," talk with Recode's …

Recode Decode: U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil

November 7th, 2016

1:02:08

DJ Patil, America's first Chief Data Scientist, talks about his nearly two years in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, …

Recode Decode: How does tech fix its diversity problem?

November 2nd, 2016

44:23

On this special bonus episode of Recode Decode, we look back at our past guests' most insightful comments about diversity in tech and media. …

Recode Decode: Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck, co-founder and CEO, Foursquare

October 31st, 2016

49:37

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley and CEO Jeff Glueck talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the location intelligence company is generating sellable data for partners like Apple, Uber and Twitter based on its …

Recode Decode: Ted Leonsis, Founder, Revolution Growth

October 26th, 2016

1:01:42

Revolution Growth founder and partner Ted Leonsis talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about being a longtime executive at AOL and how the company …

Recode Decode: 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail

October 24th, 2016

49:32

"Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his hit TV show, whose star Rami Malek recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a drama. Esmail says he grew up loving both movies and …

Recode Decode: Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

October 19th, 2016

37:51

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about cooperation between government and the tech industry and the new challenges of the digital economy. Secretary Pritzker says artificial …

Recode Decode: Ashton Kutcher

October 17th, 2016

59:31

Actor, producer and investor Ashton Kutcher talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his life as both a TV star and a tech obsessive. Kutcher, who starred in shows like "Two and a Half Men" and "That '70s Show," has …

Recode Decode: 'Iron Man' director Jon Favreau

October 12th, 2016

49:42

Jon Favreau, the actor and director known for films such as "Swingers," "Iron Man" and "The Jungle Book," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new efforts in virtual reality, starting with the interactive short …

Recode Decode: 'The Late Late Show' host James Corden

October 10th, 2016

1:01:50

James Corden, host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS and viral video star, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about redesigning a talk show for the …

Recode Decode: Aileen Lee, managing partner, Cowboy Ventures

October 3rd, 2016

51:05

Cowboy Ventures founder and managing partner Aileen Lee, previously a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about being one of the few female venture capitalists in Silicon …

Recode Decode: Bradley Tusk, CEO, Tusk Holdings

September 26th, 2016

55:12

Tusk Holdings CEO Bradley Tusk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his unique political consulting firm Tusk Ventures, which trades equity in …

Recode Decode: Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition, European Commission

September 20th, 2016

42:06

In this special bonus episode, Margrethe Vestager, Europe's Commissioner for Competition, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the high-profile cases she has brought against Apple and Google for alleged unfair tax …

Recode Decode: John Hanke, CEO, Niantic

September 19th, 2016

55:43

Niantic CEO John Hanke talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Ina Fried about the company's hit mobile game Pokémon Go and what happens now that the initial hype around it has "stabilized." Future updates to the game will …

Recode Decode: Benchmark partner Bill Gurley

September 12th, 2016

58:11

Benchmark general partner Bill Gurley talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about life as a venture capitalist and why he's still worried about a bubble, …

Recode Decode: Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbit

September 6th, 2016

56:06

TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot chats with Recode's Kara Swisher about how her company and others are changing the definition of work. During her previous stint as TaskRabbit's COO, Brown-Philpot oversaw a major …

Recode Decode: Quip CEO Bret Taylor

August 29th, 2016

56:20

Quip CEO and Twitter board member Bret Taylor talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and Kurt Wagner about the reality of trying and sometimes failing as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. A former Facebook CTO, he reflects …

Recode Decode: Tristan Walker, CEO, Walker & Company

August 22nd, 2016

52:06

Walker & Company Brands founder and CEO Tristan Walker talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how technology can disrupt the health and beauty …

Recode Decode: Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-CEO, Atlassian

August 15th, 2016

38:16

Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about co-founding an enterprise software company in Sydney, Australia, in 2002. …

Recode Decode: Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest

August 8th, 2016

41:48

Sallie Krawcheck, formerly the CFO of Citi Group and the CEO of Merrill Lynch, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about launching Ellevest, a new online investment platform for women. Krawcheck says the male-dominated …

Recode Decode: Eric Jackson, activist investor, Yahoo

August 1st, 2016

38:41

Eric Jackson, a longtime activist investor in Yahoo and the managing director of SpringOwl Asset Management, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about the momentous deal that will sell Yahoo's core business to Verizon for …

Recode Decode: "Chaos Monkeys" author Antonio García-Martinez

July 25th, 2016

41:47

Antonio García-Martinez, author of the new tell-all book, "Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley," talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about starting a company, getting acquired by Twitter, …

Recode Decode: Peloton CTO Yony Feng

July 18th, 2016

34:02

Peloton CTO Yony Feng talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the indoor cycling company is trying to shake up in-home exercise programs with its custom fitness bike, which sells for $2,000. Peloton broadcasts 12 …

Recode Decode: "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller

July 11th, 2016

50:21

"Hamilton" lead producer Jeffrey Seller talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how the hit Broadway musical goes forward now that three of its stars — Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo — have taken …

Recode Decode: Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics

July 4th, 2016

46:52

NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel talks with Recode's Ina Fried about how the network is building on the digital reach of the Summer Games via livestreaming, virtual reality, Snapchat and more. Zenkel says NBC and …

Recode Decode: Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins, co-founders, Numenta

June 27th, 2016

43:32

Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins — the co-founders of Palm, Handspring and Numenta — talk with Recode's Kara Swisher about their efforts to decode the human brain. They say everything that makes us human, from language …

Recode Decode: Daphne Koller, president, Coursera

June 20th, 2016

39:33

Coursera president and co-founder Daphne Koller talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how she helped build the popular online learning platform …

Recode Decode: Chelsea Handler

June 13th, 2016

42:57

Chelsea Handler, the host of Netflix's new talk show "Chelsea," chats with Recode's Kara Swisher about going digital after seven years on the cable channel E! She runs "Chelsea" like a normal TV show, just not a …

Recode Decode: Kim Kardashian

June 6th, 2016

33:35

Reality TV star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about why she doesn't use Facebook, but loves Snapchat. Kardashian credits her family's career success to social media and has …

Recode Decode: LeBron James's business manager, Maverick Carter

May 30th, 2016

41:40

Maverick Carter, the business manager for basketball superstar LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, talks to Recode's Kurt Wagner about how the internet has radically changed athletes' place in the media world. …

Recode Decode: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon

May 23rd, 2016

40:26

JPMorgan Chase president, chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how big banks are both competing against and …

Recode Decode: Rep. Nancy Pelosi

May 16th, 2016

47:18

U.S. Rep. and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sits down with Recode's Kara Swisher to talk about the 2016 election, immigration reform and how Congress is trying to work with and learn from the tech industry. Pelosi …

Recode Decode: Walt Mossberg

May 9th, 2016

48:00

On this special episode of "Recode Decode," we celebrate the relaunch of Recode.net with an extended interview between Recode co-founders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. In 1991, Mossberg was laughed out of the …

Recode Decode: Deeds Not Words' Wendy Davis

May 2nd, 2016

43:33

Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis -- most famous for her filibuster to stop legislation that would severely restrict abortions in that state -- …

Recode Decode: Keith Rabois says winter is coming for wasteful startups

April 25th, 2016

51:26

Khosla Ventures investment partner Keith Rabois talks with Kara Swisher about building PayPal before the dot-com crash and the entrepreneurial lessons he applied from that company to later jobs at LinkedIn, Slide, …

Recode Decode: Steve Case’s “Third Wave”

April 18th, 2016

50:13

Investor and former America Online CEO Steve Case, the author of a new book called "The Third Wave," talks with Kara Swisher about how companies like AOL made on-ramps to the Internet and where we'll find the next big …

Recode Decode: Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal, co-CEOs, Warby Parker

April 11th, 2016

39:44

Warby Parker co-founders and co-CEOs Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal talk with Re/code's Senior Commerce Editor Jason Del Rey about how they challenged the incumbents of the eyewear business, which is dominated by one …

Recode Decode: Anne Wojcicki, CEO, 23andMe

April 4th, 2016

55:55

Kara Swisher talks with 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki about why the personal genomics company's mission is unchanged after a battle with the FDA. Wojcicki argues that understanding one's own genetic traits is part of a …

Recode Decode: Renaud Laplanche, CEO, Lending Club

March 28th, 2016

38:32

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche talks with Kara Swisher about the benefits of online financial services in a world that no longer needs …

Recode Decode: Chamath Palihapitiya, Investor, Social Capital

March 21st, 2016

1:09:26

Social Capital founder Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Kara Swisher about working on Winamp, AOL Instant Messenger and Facebook before becoming an …

Recode Decode: Orion Hindawi, CEO, Tanium

March 14th, 2016

47:58

Tanium CEO Orion Hindawi talks with Re/code's Arik Hesseldahl about why it's easier than ever for hackers to strike at companies and governments, and …

Recode Decode: Ash Carter, United States Secretary of Defense

March 7th, 2016

37:26

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter talks with Kara Swisher about his efforts to unite the Pentagon and Silicon Valley behind common goals, including a new "innovation advisory board" chaired by Eric Schmidt. He also …

Recode Decode: Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight

February 29th, 2016

34:07

HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank talks with Kara Swisher about taking only 10 weeks to launch an online travel app. He explains how the startup worked to avoid being perceived as "another Groupon" and why he believes big …

Recode Decode: Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, California

February 22nd, 2016

50:56

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom talks with Kara Swisher about why the government's approach to technology needs to be completely …

Recode Decode: Hadi Partovi, CEO, Code.org

February 15th, 2016

34:48

Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi talks with Kara Swisher about how he discovered his love for programming, and how Steve Jobs' death spurred him to create a …

Recode Decode: Andrew Jarecki, "The Jinx" Director

February 11th, 2016

33:27

Andrew Jarecki joins Peter Kafka to talk about the success of true-crime documentary series such as "Making a Murderer," "Serial" and the show he directed, "The Jinx." He also discusses his history in tech as the …

Recode Decode: Mike Cagney, CEO, SoFi

February 8th, 2016

48:57

SoFi CEO Mike Cagney sits down with Kara Swisher to discuss why financial technology startups are suddenly hot and how SoFi hopes to eventually …

Recode Decode: Chet Kanojia, Starry CEO

February 4th, 2016

35:53

Starry CEO Chet Kanojia, formerly the founder and CEO of Aereo, is back with another startup aimed at taking on the man. He sits down with Peter …

Recode Decode: Eric Weiner, Author of "The Geography of Genius"

February 1st, 2016

54:55

Eric Weiner, author of New York Times bestseller "The Geography of Bliss" and the new book "The Geography of Genius," talks with Kara Swisher about how where we live can make us smarter and more innovative. He traces …

Recode Decode: Nick Denton, Gawker Media Founder, and Jason Epstein, Investor

January 28th, 2016

29:59

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton and new board member Jason Epstein, who just bought a minority share of the company, sit down with Peter Kafka to discuss the online media company's rapidly changing outlook. For …

Recode Decode: John Zimmer, Lyft President

January 25th, 2016

35:34

Lyft President John Zimmer sits down with Kara Swisher to talk about the company's transition from ridesharing to autonomous cars, the focus of a recently announced partnership with GM. He also discusses whether Lyft is …

Recode Decode: Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed Executive Editor of News

January 21st, 2016

29:30

BuzzFeed’s Executive Editor of News Shani Hilton talks with Peter Kafka about how she rose to a leadership role within one of the world's most …

Recode Decode: Max Levchin, Affirm CEO

January 17th, 2016

42:15

Affirm CEO and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin talks with Kara Swisher about being a serial entrepreneur and discovering more about himself in the process. He also discusses why startup founders and investors are …

Recode Decode: Chris Altchek, Mic CEO

January 14th, 2016

28:01

Mic CEO Chris Altchek talks with Peter Kafka about building a news site for millennials and why such a thing should exist in the first place. He …

Recode Decode: Trae Vassallo and Michele Madansky, Co-Authors, "The Elephant in the Valley"

January 11th, 2016

43:05

Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Trae Vassallo and former Yahoo exec Michele Madansky sit down with Kara Swisher to talk about "The Elephant in the Valley," their new report on gender bias and …

Recode Decode: Albert Wenger, Union Square Ventures Partner

January 7th, 2016

35:49

Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wenger talks with Peter Kafka about being an investor at a time of bubble anxiety and political debate about the …

Recode Decode: Happy Re/New Year 2016; CES Preview

January 4th, 2016

50:43

It's an all-star lineup of reporters from Re/code and The Verge in this special episode, featuring Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode, Casey Newton and Noah …

Recode Decode: Rufus Griscom, Heleo CEO

December 31st, 2015

20:48

Heleo CEO Rufus Griscom talks with Peter Kafka about trying to build a "BuzzFeed for brains" that can distribute Big Ideas to the broader Internet. He also discusses the founding of his two previous startups, Nerve.com …

Recode Decode: Niccolo de Masi, Glu CEO

December 28th, 2015

50:32

Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi talks with Kara Swisher about Glu's hit games like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and Katy Perry Pop, and what makes them …

Recode Decode: Ev Williams, Medium CEO

December 24th, 2015

32:34

Medium CEO Ev Williams talks with Peter Kafka about founding his third company that makes it easier to "write on the Interwebs," and what makes Medium different from Blogger and Twitter. He also discusses why publishing …

Recode Decode: Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp CEO

December 21st, 2015

53:49

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman talks with Kara Swisher about spending a decade at the helm of the local-recommendations site, and the new challenges posed by private companies that can out-raise the public Yelp. He also …

Recode Decode: Katie Nolan, Fox Sports TV Host

December 17th, 2015

23:27

Katie Nolan talks with Peter Kafka about how she went from Tumblr to YouTube to television, specifically Fox Sports 1, where she hosts "Garbage Time …

Recode Decode: Marc Lore, Jet.com CEO

December 14th, 2015

45:40

Jet.com CEO Marc Lore talks with Re/code's Senior Commerce Editor Jason Del Rey about trying to build a new e-commerce giant when rival Amazon has a 20-year lead. Also: Why is Jet.com raising so much money? Later on: …

Recode Decode: Brian Rolapp, NFL Media Czar

December 10th, 2015

33:52

The NFL's media czar Brian Rolapp talks with Peter Kafka about why Internet companies might (or might not) get the rights to a soon-to-be-auctioned …

Recode Decode: Dick Costolo, Former Twitter CEO

December 7th, 2015

55:00

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo sits down with Kara Swisher to talk about what he's doing next, what he thinks of Twitter's future under Jack Dorsey …

Recode Decode: Ricky Van Veen, CollegeHumor Co-Founder

December 3rd, 2015

32:50

In this first episode of Peter Kafka's new weekly "Re/code Decode" interviews, CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen sits down with Peter to talk …

Recode Decode: Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO

November 30th, 2015

53:21

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks with Kara Swisher about being in Paris during the city's recent terror attacks, and what the hospitality company is …

Recode Decode: B.J. Novak and Dev Flaherty, The List App Co-Founders

November 25th, 2015

50:55

The List App co-founders B.J. Novak and Dev Flaherty talk about their new mobile-social app for making lists and how tech is changing the entertainment world. Later, Lauren Goode joins Kara to talk about Apple's new …

Recode Decode: Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman, Two Bit Circus Co-Founders

November 18th, 2015

44:11

Two Bit Circus CEO Brent Bushnell and CTO Eric Gradman talk with Kara Swisher about their high-tech circus, STEAM Carnival; fixing education; and why playing games will break down kids' aversion to the sciences. Later, …

Recode Decode: Aaron Levie, Box CEO

November 11th, 2015

52:11

Box CEO Aaron Levie talks with Kara Swisher about the next wave of enterprise companies and why having $80,000 is better than having $10 million. …

Recode Decode: Sequoia Capital Chairman Sir Michael Moritz

November 4th, 2015

56:11

Venture capitalist and co-author of "Leading" Michael Moritz talks with Kara Swisher about the history and future of investing and leadership. Later on: Do food delivery services have a place outside of San Francisco?

Recode Decode: Huffington Post Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington

October 28th, 2015

37:46

Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington talks with Kara Swisher about why journalism is going mobile, but she won?t take her phone to bed. Later on: is 4K TV the future, or just hype?

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Recode Decode: Betaworks CEO and co-founder John Borthwick

October 21st, 2015

53:09

John Borthwick, CEO of the "startup studio" Betaworks, tells Peter Kafka why mobile apps still rule, why he's still bullish on Twitter user growth …

Recode Decode: Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg

October 14th, 2015

50:13

Ericsson is maybe the largest communications technology company on the planet. This week, CEO Hans Vestberg tells Kara Swisher about the view from …

Recode Decode: White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett

October 7th, 2015

56:59

Valerie Jarrett is one of President Obama's most trusted confidants, and by extension one of the most powerful people in Washington. She talks with …

Recode Decode: Lenny newsletter co-founders Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner

September 28th, 2015

51:26

In a special hour-long interview with Kara Swisher, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner talk about their new newsletter publication, Lenny. The duo behind HBO's "Girls" offer their thoughts on feminism, online harassment and …

Recode Decode: Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson

September 23rd, 2015

57:52

Kara Swisher discusses the shiny, new startup-friendly Microsoft with its partnerships chief, Peggy Johnson. Plus, Lauren Goode on Internet publishing and Mark Bergen on advanced car tech.

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Recode Decode: Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti

September 16th, 2015

1:01:11

BuzzFeed is one of the most important and successful new media companies, tying together deeply reported impact journalism with content optimized for …

Recode Decode: LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

September 8th, 2015

56:08

Like rivals Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is no longer just a social network, it's a content platform, a recruiting tool, a resume builder and much, …

Recode Decode: Marc Andreessen, investor and entrepreneur

September 1st, 2015

59:35

Since founding Netscape more than 20 years ago, Marc Andreessen has been one of Silicon Valley's most influential figures. The …

Recode Decode: Ex-Googler Erica Baker

August 26th, 2015

56:13

Google salary spreadsheet creator Erica Baker talks diversity in tech with Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode debriefs drones and Ina Fried discusses car tech.

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Recode Decode: Twitter legal boss Vijaya Gadde

August 19th, 2015

44:04

Twitter general counsel Vijaya Gadde talks about social media and the law, Walt Mossberg and Kara go back and forth on Apple's fall lineup and Kara gives the ABCs of aging in Silicon Valley.

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Recode Decode: Investor Chris Sacca

August 11th, 2015

51:44

Investor Chris Sacca shares his thoughts on who might get the Twitter CEO job, Walt Mossberg dives into the weird world of wireless carriers and Jason Del Rey explains the rise of "buy" buttons.

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Recode Decode: "Million Dollar Listing" star Roh Habibi

August 5th, 2015

47:57

Kara talks with Roh Habibi, star of reality show "Million Dollar Listing San Francisco," and guest Amina Sow speaks about her experience as a black …

Recode Decode: Andreessen Horowitz GP Chris Dixon

July 28th, 2015

51:02

Kara Swisher talks with Andreessen Horowitz general partner and entrepreneur and investor Chris Dixon about the landscape of venture capital and virtual reality. Walt Mossberg shares his perspective on Windows 10 and …

Recode Decode: Y Combinator's Sam Altman

July 22nd, 2015

49:53

Kara Swisher talks with Y Combinator president and Reddit board member Sam Altman about the social news site and the challenges of entrepreneurship. Lauren Goode fields questions on the "Internet of Things."

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Recode Decode: Elon Musk biographer Ashlee Vance

July 15th, 2015

47:36

Kara Swisher talks with journalist Ashlee Vance about his new book on Elon Musk. They discuss Musk's "Tony Stark" image, the future of Tesla and whether Musk is mellowing out. Also on the show: photo apps and Reddit.

Recode Decode: Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Apple Music

July 8th, 2015

52:55

Kara Swisher interviews Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Lauren Goode talks about Apple Music and more.

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